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Glazed lion: E.181d.1921

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Glazed lion

Description

Glazed amulet in the form of a double lion.

Faience amulet in the form of double lion. Lions in Nubia and Egypt represented the king and strength. It is possible that here the pair represent a pair of lion cubs. The two appear to look towards each other. From the treasury at Sanam and probably left as a dedication there.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.016 m

Find spot

  • Meroe Sudan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Oxford Expedition to Nubia (1912-13)

Dating

Meroitic
Third Intermediate period
Circa -700 BCE - Circa -600 BCE

Materials used in production

Faïence

Techniques used in production

Mouldmade

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.181d.1921
Primary reference Number: 150617
Oldadmincategory: A
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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