Amulet of recumbent lion

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Nag el-Mashayikh, Tomb 2502

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.3 x 1.8 cm (1 5/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1323

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of light blue faience in the shape of a recumben lion on a base. Glaze somewhat worn. Ring on top of back for suspension.

Provenance

From Nag el-Mashayikh, tomb 2502. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition