12 June 2002
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE DISH WITH TWO RECLINING LIONS
Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period, 304 B.C.-100 A.D.
The greenish-brown vessel with a shallow interior and a wide rim serving as a base for two lions in high relief, their forepaws crossed, their long tails in a J-shaped design trailing off behind them
5¼ in. (13 cm) diameter
Dr. Daniel M. Fouquet of Cairo
Art égyptien et égypto-arabe, art grec et romain, Galerie Georges Petit Paris, 12-14 June 1922
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