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Amulet of recumbent lion

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Recumbant lion, pale green.

Provenance

From Mesheikh. Mes / 140 B. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period or Middle Kingdom, 2100–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1253

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets