Amulet of a lion
Late Period, Dynasty 30
Findspot: Egypt, Tanis (San el-Hagar)
Length x width x depth: 4.5 x 1.3 x 2.3 cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Amulet of pale, blue-gray faience with hints of white and green glaze. Figure of a recumbent lion on a base with suspension ring fashioned at back. Details modeled and incised. Intact.
From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1885)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription