Egyptian Faience Lion Amulet

 

Egyptian Faience Lion Amulet

An ancient Egyptian green faience amulet in the form of a recumbent lion on an integral base with a suspension loop on top.

Saite or Ptolemaic Period
Ca. 700-30 BC.
Length: 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Intact.

Egyptian amulets representing animals were associated with specific deities. The lion was a symbol of Sekhmet, the Egyptian war goddess, as well as the god Nefertum.

Cf. Detroit Institute of Arts inv. no. 67.153; British Museum inv. no. 1946,1204.141, wearing the lotus and plumes of Nefertum.

Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired at Hotel Drouot, Paris, March 25, 1994; previously in French private collection.

Inv#: 7310

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