Pottery moulded head of a lion, Cyprus find, Graeco-Roman Egypt, 332 BC -4th c. AD
Red pottery moulded lions head, with a particularly happy face including protruding tongue,
Egypt, Graeco-Roman period,
332 BC -4th century AD
7cm ,14cm on stand
fragmentary, surface is stable
Provenance: from an old Australian Collection, put together in Cyprus in the 1970’s, sold Melbourne 2022. Some have place names & dates of finding in Cyprus.
This would have been a trade-good brought to Cyprus from Egypt; CYprus was the cross-roads of the Mediterranean world’s trade networks.