About this object

One of a pair of lion headed legs from a funerary bier. Stuccoed and painted wooden leg in the form of a lion's head and forelegs, standing on a cornice and rectangular foot. The legs bear a chequered design in white, black, green, and red. The cornice is red. 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
  • 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
  • Measurements
    500 mm x 128 mm x 200 mm
  • Note
    Accessioned in 1978. Size of perspex mount base: 55 x 46 x 10 mm
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)

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  • 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

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