Lion Head Terminal
Lion Head Terminal
30 BC-323 AD
Maximum: 4 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. (11.4 x 9.2 cm)
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.
Egyptian Purchase Fund
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, June 4, 2013 - Present
© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2015.
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