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Amulet of a lion

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Amulet of pale, blue-gray faience with hints of white and green glaze. Figure of a recumbent lion on a base with suspension ring fashioned at back. Details modeled and incised. Intact.


From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 30, 380–332 B.C.


Tanis (San el-Hagar), Egypt


Length x width x depth: 4.5 x 1.3 x 2.3 cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets