Lion Head Terminal



Lion Head Terminal


30 BC-323 AD


Roman Period


Maximum: 4 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. (11.4 x 9.2 cm)

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The ancient Egyptian elite used leonine elements in their furniture. This lion-headed capital was once part of a furniture leg in the form of the forepart of a lion. The tenon in the back once slipped into a mortise in the furniture leg. The stylized mane and wide open eyes are indicative of Roman Period style.

Credit Line

Egyptian Purchase Fund


MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, June 4, 2013 - Present


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