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LOT 0005

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EUR (€) 1,160 - 1,630
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£900 (EUR 1,047; USD 1,090) (+bp*)

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EGYPTIAN POLYCHROME LION SUPPORT
LATE PERIOD-ROMAN PERIOD, 664 B.C.-323 A.D.
13 1/2 in. (490 grams, 34.5 cm).

A wedge-shaped wooden support or furniture leg carved as the forelegs and head of a lion standing on a column capital, stylised facial features and mane detailing in raised relief, chequered panel to the chest; remains of polychrome pigmentation; rectangular socket to reverse and to one side, the latter with remains of a wooden peg.

PROVENANCE:
French collection, 1990s-early 2000s.
Acquired at auction, with tickets to verso: '5428/2557' and '225'.
From an important Paris gallery, France.
Ex private Parisian collection.

LITERATURE:
Cf. The Metropolitan Museum, accession number 1977.170, for a similar example in a different medium; cf. The Royal Ontario Museum, object number 910.37.9.B, for similar.

CONDITION