Flinders Petrie, WM. Abydos. Pt. II, 1903, Pl. III, p.24
Inventory of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1903 - 1904. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1903, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Wyman and Sons, Limited, 1907, p. 222
Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory. Part I. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1927, p. 15
Figure, gaming piece of a lion, carved ivory, Egypt, 1st dynasty (3238-2720 BC)
Height: 6 cm, Length: 10 cm
This object was excavted by the Egypt Exploration fund during the 1902-03 excavation season at the Temple of Abydos.
Dated to the First Dynasty (Early Dynastic Period).
Given by the Egypt Exploration Fund.
Historical significance: This object was probably made as a chess piece.
This Egyptian figure is from the Early Dynastic Period, which includes the First and the Second Dynasties and is made of carved elephant ivory.
This object, representing a recumbant lion, was excavated by the Egypt Exploration fund during the 1902-03 excavation season at the Temple of Abydos.
It was probably made as a chess piece.