About this object

Stuccoed and painted wooden bed leg in the form of a lion's head and forelegs, painted yellow and red-brown. Black details to the face include a wide band down the nose. The legs bear a chequer design in white, black, red, and green. The cornice on which it stands is red. The foot of the leg is damaged. Compare with an example in Petrie's 'Objects of Daily Use' (London, 1927) p. 45, pl. XL [11-12].

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic or Romano-Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    332 BC - 395 AD
  • Materials
    Paint; Wood; Gesso
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry S Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    500 mm x 130 mm x 195 mm
  • Note
    Accessioned in 1978. Size of perspex mount base: 55 x 46 x 10 mm
  • Related people

Explore related


  • Gifts of The Nile: Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in Liverpool Museum

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela
    Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    Date: 1995
    Description: A 130 page illustrated book that focuses on the Egyptian antiquities in World Museum's collections to provide a colourful introduction to the land and its culture in the Pharaonic period. An appendix explains the history of the collection and includes information about the Lady Lever Art Gallery Egyptian collection, which is also part of National Museums Liverpool.


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
No non-av media found
Have 21 place tagsPage load time: 92 ms