Lion amulet



Accession Number
BM61482
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 11mm | Length: 18.7mm | Width: 6.5mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Lion

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Description

This green glazed composition amulet is in the form of a lion, with a pierced suspension ring on the back. It is on long-term loan from the British Museum, who acquired it in 1835 from the collection of Henry Salt.

Bibliography

Andrews, Carol 1994. Amulets of ancient Egypt. London: The British Museum Press. Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 11]