Bronze lion with open roaring mouth, ruff-like mane and a curling line rendering the musculature on the shoulder.
Nice facial details and laid-back ears. A square nozzle at rear.
The style is characteristic of Persian-period depictions of lions from Egypt and allows a dating to the Achaemenid empire.
For a comparable lion-shaped furniture leg carved in wood cf. item 1996,0928.1 in the British Museum.
Egyptian, Persian Period, 27th Dynasty, 525BC-404BC
5.2 cm (2 in)
6.9 cm (2.7 in)
Intact, fine condition. Greasy dark patina with soil deposits.
Swiss art market (data will be provided to the buyer)
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