Double-sided Relief Plaque Depicting a Lion and Birds

A work made of limestone and pigment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of limestone and pigment.

Date:

Ptolemaic Period or earlier (about 305–30 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

This piece was reused several times. Over the initial design of a lion, an artist drew a grid in order to copy the image to another surface. At a later date, the plaque was used as a note pad at which time the ink inscription was added. The notation is a list of names, perhaps witnesses to a transaction.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Double-sided Relief Plaque Depicting a Lion and Birds

Origin

Egypt

Date

305 BC–30 BC

Medium

Limestone and pigment

Dimensions

19.4 × 19.1 × 1.3 cm (7 5/8 × 7 1/2 × 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1920.254

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