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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    A LATE HELLENISTIC BRONZE LION FURNITURE ATTACHMENT

    CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C., FROM EGYPT

    Price Realised  

    A LATE HELLENISTIC BRONZE LION FURNITURE ATTACHMENT
    CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C., FROM EGYPT
    In the form of a rectangular shaft with lion head and rump terminals, with tail curling around the right crouched flank, a short ledge above and a central circular recess on upper edge of shaft, two chain links attached to the loop below the jaw
    11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Reputedly from the Feuardent collection, Paris, 19th Century.