About this object

Sandstone sculpture of a couchant lion (lying down, but with the head raised). Appears to be some carvings on the side (a tall white crown?). Rear quarters missing.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Meroitic
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    200 BC - AD 200
  • Materials
    Sandstone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    John Professor Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1910
  • Measurements
    235 mm x 130 mm x 300 mm
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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