Finial, lion head - ROM2018_16218_44

ROM2018_16218_44

Finial, lion head

Medium:Wood, stucco, paint
Geography: Thebes (modern Luxor), Egypt
Date: c. 30 BC-642 AD
Period: Roman Period
Dimensions:
9.2 × 7.1 × 5.5 cm
Object number: 910.37.13
Credit Line: Gift Of Mrs. H.D. Warren
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionThe third of our lion-headed finals seems to look up as if wondering what has brought him to a Museum in Canada, so far from his home in Egypt. Along with 910.37.11 and 910.37.12, he once graced a piece of furniture, very likely a funerary bed.  During the Roman period, a funerary bed was sometimes used to support the mummy in the tomb chamber, and perhaps during the funerary rites
Collection:
Egypt
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