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
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.