Amulet of lion

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, E of mastaba G 2100

Dimensions

Other: 2.9 x 1.3 x 1.7 cm (1 1/8 x 1/2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.1107

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Steatite amulet of lion, no hole. Portion of face broken off. Traces of black paint on haunches.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, E of mastaba G2100. 1933: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition