AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A LION, 30TH DYNASTY, 380-342 B.C.
recumbent with his head turned to the right, the right forepaw resting on the upward-turned left forepaw, his long tail indicated in relief on the front of the base, the powerfully carved head (partially restored) with gnarled brow and stylized mane and ruff.
Length 27.3 cm.
Belgian private collection, Brussels
Robert Taylor, New York, probably acquired in the 1960s
Peter Sharrer, New York
Charles Pankow (1923-2004), San Francisco, acquired from the above in 1984 (Sotheby's, New York, The Charles Pankow Collection of Egyptian Art, December 8th, 2004, no. 104, illus.)
Belgian private collection, Denderstreek
For a related example see G. Steindorff, Catalogue of the Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery, 1946, no. 311.