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Amulet of a lion-headed woman

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Amulet of blue glazed faience depicting the standing figure of a lion-headed woman on a thin rectangular base. She wears a uraeus cobra on her head, which is itself fashioned as a loop for suspension. Holds a long papyrus scepter.


From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (=pillared hall 27), associated with mummy 47. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364


Giza, Egypt


Height x width: 5 x 1.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets