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New Empire ( second half of the 2nd century B.C.)
H: 15 cm
The animal is complete, but its muzzle, lost, is fully restored. Chips and chips, especially on the base.
The Seal in the Shape of a Lion’s Head, modeled in the shape of a stylized leonine protome, was carved from a cream-colored limestone veined with red.
This head was virtually carved in the round, but would have been inserted into a relief or a wall, as suggested by the rough rendering of the upper and, especially, the posterior part of the skull.
This statuette represents an adult, though beardless man with youthful features.
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