Egyptian Steatite Lion Amulet

 

Egyptian Steatite Lion Amulet

An ancient Egyptian steatite amulet in the form of a recumbent lion on an integral base.

Late Period, ca. 700-30 BC.
Length: 1 in. (2.5 cm).

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

Cf. another steatite example in the Liverpool National Museum, inv. no. 20.9.77.10.

Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired at Hotel Drouot, Pescheteau-Badin-Ferrien, Paris, February 10, 1991; previously in French private collection.

Inv#: 7311

$500

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