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God's throne supported by two striding lions

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Date:
332–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
cupreous metal
Dimensions:
H. 8.8 × W. 6.1 × D. 9.8 cm (3 1/16 × 2 3/8 × 3 7/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Lily S. Place, 1923
Accession Number:
23.6.26
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
This throne has fittings for a separate statuette of a seated god. The lions forming the sides of the seat indicate Harpokrates or another god with royal associations would have been depicted.
Collection of Lily S. Place, Cairo. Donated by Lily Place to the museum, 1923.

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