Fragment of lion or sphinx amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, St. 7100 S, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 1.8 x 3.7 cm (5/8 x 11/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-36

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet fragment is of the hind-quarters of a large lion or sphinx reclining on a flat, blank base. It is likely that this is a fragment of a large amulet.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, St. 7100 S, debris.1926 : 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