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Archeological Object

Lion head

Lion head

The lion head has a smooth underside and is provided with four holes where the pins were inserted, one of which is still preserved; from this it follows that it is the decoration of a cupboard. Probably it matched another twin lion head, which could be the lion head cited in the catalogue drawn up for  the sale of the Hoffmann collection. The head was made with great attention to detail,  as is shown by the engraving of the mane, decorated with tufts in the shape of diamonds carved in relief.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 14
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: From Hoffmann collection
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


  Class and ware: Household furnishings
  Title or subject:

Lion head

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: New Kingdom
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Wood
  Height: 18,3
  Width: 17,5
  Depth: 31
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet; no left ear and the presence of chipping.

1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, pp. 56-57