|EGYPTIAN WOOD ROARING LION
Forepart, naturalistically carved, musculature and details in the Persian style. Fine style and very rare.
This sculpture is without parallel in wood.
XXVIIth Dynasty, 525-404 BC
H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.)
Ex K. Hartmann collection, Geneva, acquired 1930s - Cahn, Basel, June 2000; E. B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in December 2000.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XII (20010, no. 360.
On loan to Ball State Univ. Art Gallery; George Mason Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 2000-2016.