About this object

Chair arm in the form of a lion’s head.

Acquired at Sotheby's 11 November 1924, Lot 152 "Two lion-headed Terminals in wood ?Ptolemaic; six Hawks and two Ba Figures, various sizes, in painted wood (10)" (1924 p. 21) [all ex WHMM nos 30985-87).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    William Frankland Hood
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1851 - 1861
  • Measurements
    208 mm x 89 mm x 88 mm
  • Note
    Compare with Egyptian Museum, Cairo, JE 62028 (Carter no. 91); Compare with Naville (1904), pl. XCI; Compare with Save-Soderbergh (1957), pl. XXX tomb 48;
  • Related people
    William Frankland Hood ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1924-11-11
    How acquired: From Henry Solomon Wellcome
    Owned until: 1971
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Henry Solomon Wellcome

    Owned from: 1924-11-11
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1936-06-25
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William Frankland Hood

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1864-03-21
    Disposal method: Sold after death of Wiliam Frankland Hood
Object view = Humanities
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