7 December 2000
AN EGYPTIAN ROSE SYENITE HEAD OF A LIONESS
Old Kingdom, Dynasty IV-VI, 2575-2150 B.C.
From a monumental figure, the head well-modelled in broad planes, with an incised maul, the recessed eyes once inlaid
7¾ in. (19.7 cm) high
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For the presence of inlaid eyes and the complete absence of linear details to indicate whiskers and other feline markings see p. 352-3 in Arnold, et al., Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids, and p. 64-65 in Peck, Splendors of Ancient Egypt.
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