A Couchant Lion

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Acquired in 1903 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
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
collection_code
SCP
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
3238 BC-2720 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Figure, gaming piece of a lion, carved ivory, Egypt, 1st dynasty (3238-2720 BC)
dimensions
Height: 6 cm, Length: 10 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
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.
id
18041
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:30:55.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:30:55.000Z
latitude
26.69636
location
In Storage
longitude
30.246469
marks
materials
elephant ivory
materials_techniques
Carved elephant ivory
museum_number
1305-1903
museum_number_token
13051903
object_number
O84343
object_type
Figure
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Figure of a recumbant lion on a low, narrow plinth.
place
Egypt
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
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.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
a-couchant-lion-figure-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving
title
A Couchant Lion
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-2720
year_start
-3238