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Egyptian Lioness Head Bust

Egyptian Lioness Head Bust
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Item Name
Bust of Egyptian Lioness
Condition Used Vintage
Category - Art - 
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Item id - PYH 3654


Discription

The Egyptians worshipped all kinds of cats and had several lioness-headed goddesses. King Tutankhamun had three funerary beds in his tomb. This piece is modeled after the front posts on one of the beds, which were shaped like the legs and paws of the lioness topped with their heads.


King Tut Lioness Head-left back view


This piece is greenware (clay objects which do not get fired in a kiln to produce ceramic ware) and was hollow-cast and dried. It was then hand-painted and patinated with touches of gilt. The painting is actually quite good.

The head weighs four pounds. It is about 9 inches tall, 5 inches across the base and 6 inches at the widest point. It's in great condition with a small chip on the center of the front right side and some tiny ones along the bottom left edge.

This is a striking piece of art with an Egyptian theme.