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Leopard of Thutmose IV

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The Egyptians always excelled at animal sculpture. This leopard from the tomb of Thutmose IV is wonderfully naturalistic, striding stealthily forward, left paws advanced, neck craning ahead, head lowered. Its long tail trails gracefully behind, curving up at the tip. Its skin is not spotted, but...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Valley of the Kings, tomb KV 43 (Thutmose IV). 1903: excavated by Theodore M. Davis, under the direction of Howard Carter; given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis. (Accession Date: June 11, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV, 1400–1390 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 32.5 x 12.5 x 67 cm (12 13/16 x 4 15/16 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1137a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood covered with bitumen

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture