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Amulet of a lioness

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Greenish gray marble. Ring at back of neck for suspension. Perfect.

Provenance

From El-Kurru, Tomb 53, Tomb of Queen Tabiry. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian,

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.317

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets