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Boss with lions head

An irregular circular disc formed of irregular shaped spiral twistings; from this rises in high relief a grotesque head with large ring-like mouth and serrated mane, dark gray green mottled and translucent . In good condition except chip or chin.

Provenance

From Egypt, North of Tell Dafana (Daphnae), site of the ancient town. Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund Committee, through Rev. W.C.Winslow, Vice President and Honorable Secretary for America, June 1887. Excavations of 1885-6

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period–Roman Imperial Period, 332 B.C.–A.D. 337

Findspot

Tell Dafana (Daphnae), Egypt

Accession Number

87.782

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown