<em>Game Piece in the Form of a Lioness Wearing a Collar</em>, ca. 3000–2675 B.C.E. Ivory, 1 1/4 x 2 3/16 in. (3.1 x 5.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1273. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.35.1273_58.128.1_erg3.jpg)

Game Piece in the Form of a Lioness Wearing a Collar

Medium: Ivory

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3000–2675 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 2 3/16 in. (3.1 x 5.6 cm)


Museum Location: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 35.1273

Image: CUR.35.1273_58.128.1_erg3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small reclining lion of ivory. Probably a game piece. The piece is well modeled although the head suggests the mildness of a dog, rather than the power of a lion. The pose is free and suggests the naturalism of the period, Proto-dynastic probably of the 1st dynasty. Condition: The piece is in very bad condition. One front leg missing, part of one head leg and a considerable portion of one side missing. The piece has been assembled from many parts and there are many chips and cracks.

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