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Carved Miniature Lion

Carved Miniature Lion

Date Made: 610-595 BC, 26th Dynasty

Place Made: Egypt

Medium: Stone

Dimensions: length: 2 1/2"

Carved reclining lion in the act of eating. The sculpture has a hollow core and is set on a black painted wood base.

This lion was a gift to President John F. Kennedy by his friend Lem Billings.  The President displayed this lion on his desk in the Oval Office of the White House

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum