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Hind legs and tail of a lion; a hollow socket takes the place of the body, and another projects at one side. Heavily incrusted.

Provenance

Found in sand of temple, Tell Gemayemi. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Findspot

Tell Gemayemi, Egypt

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .125 x .106

Accession Number

87.483

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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