- Museum number
Hollow cast copper alloy furniture leg fragment: in the form of a lion's paw. The paw is surmounted by a rosette in high relief flanked by two volutes. There is a large area of woven textile imprint on one side.
- Production date
- 5thC BC
Height: 12.50 centimetres
Width: 8.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Similar bronze furniture feet are now in the Israel Museum, all from thrones of the type depicted on the Persepolis reliefs. Furniture of this type has also been found in Egypt and excavation archive shows that this piece was found with other elements belonging to a piece of furniture.
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
1995-2005 17 Nov- BM, G52/IRAN/8, from official opening
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/8/10
1975-ca 1990 Jul-, BM, Iranian Room [IR] case ?, no. 13
Persian Room, wall-case [WC] 15, top shelf
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: E.65258 (formerly)