The Tutankhamun Exhibit
Statues, Sculptures and Containers
Lion's Head Forming the Sides of a Bed
Although these animals which form the sides of a bed have been regarded as male, their heads and facial features are the same as those of a very commonly represented lioness goddess, Sekhmet. Each figure is carved of wood, overlaid with a thin layer of plaster and gilded. The nose and drops under the eyes are inlaid with blue glass. The painted eyes have lids of black glass.