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Ivory seated lion figurine

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Ivory figurine of a seated lion. One side perfect. The other partly split off and missing. In Nubian Gallery, South Wall, Section 2.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 15 (tomb of Shabaka). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.

Findspot

El Kurru, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 0.055

Accession Number

24.1004

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture