Inv. n°: MMoCA638

Egyptian Wooden Furniture Leg Shaped as the Forepart of a Lion

With a simple leg, attested on chairs and beds.

h. 34.5 x w. 14.8 cm

New Kingdom, c. 1550-1070 BC



  • Ex private American collection, formerly the Blanchard collection, Cairo, 1906
  • The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo USA, deaccessioned in 1993
  • Sotheby’s Antiquities Sale, New York, 12th June 1993, lot 88
  • Acquired at Bonhams, London, May 2008, lot 3
  • Acquired at Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 10th December 2010


  • Art of the Ancient World, royal-athena galleries, 2009, p. 85, lot 194
  • C. Dauphin, Animals in the Ancient World. The Levett Bestiary, Levett Collection Series 2, France, 2014, p. 28 and 85
  • C. Dauphin, Les Animaux dans le monde antique. le Bestiaire Levett, Serie Collection Levett 2, France, 2016, p. 26, fig. 22 and 76


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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