Details
Image number
UIG5427208
Title
The statue of a seated lion from Nekhen ( Hierakonpolis )
Location
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK
Medium
terracotta
Date
2250 BC (C23rd BC)
Dimensions
H:42.5 cms
Description
The connection with the king is indicated by the bib-like mane falling on the animal's chest which is reminiscent of the lappets of the royal headcloth. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Old Kingdom c.2250 BC. Place of Origin: Hierakonpolis (Kom el-Ahmar).
Photo credit
Werner Forman/UIG / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ Art / Sculpture / sculpture / Ancient Egyptian / Antiquity / Egypt Egyptian / North Africa / Africa African Africans / culture / Lion / Tawny / Animal
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