13 June 2000
A MEROITIC SANDSTONE LION
nubian, circa 3rd century b.c.-3rd century a.d.
The recumbent lion with its tail curling over the right rear haunch, the furry mane incised
16½ in. (41.9 cm ) length
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For a similar example, see nos. 295 and 296 in Wildung, Ancient Kingdoms of the Nile.
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