3D model of a red granite lion (New Kingdom Amenhotep III).

3D model of a red granite lion (New Kingdom Amenhotep III).
It's great to see more models and hi-res images being posted online so that Egyptology lovers from around the world can view and study artefacts.
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This lion (one of a pair) acted as a guardian figure for a temple built by Amenhotep III (r. 1390–1352 BC). Originally inscribed by Amenhotep III, they were renewed by Tutankhamun (r. 1336–1327 BC), along with an indication that they were moved by his successor Ay. In the 3rd century BC the Meroitic ruler Amanislo moved the lions south to his city of Gebel Barkal (modern Sudan) and engraved his names on them. Unlike the traditional pose of the lion or sphinx, which lies straight with its paws out in front of its body, these lions are depicted naturalistically, lying on their sides with forepaws crossed. These lions also showcase the skill with which Egyptian artists could represent animals, even on a monumental scale http://ow.ly/ZcSYE

Over 3,000 years old, this incredible lion is now available in 3D on Sketchfab http://ow.ly/ZcSVT