Amulet of a lion

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 30
380–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tanis (San el-Hagar)

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 4.5 x 1.3 x 2.3 cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

85.540

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription