About this object

Faded green glazed Egyptian faience amuletic bead modelled in the form of a lioness head. Pierced vertically with two holes that pass through the nostrils.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    15 mm x 15 mm x 8 mm
  • Note
    Compare with a British Museum example in Carol Andrews, 'Amulet of Ancient Egypt' (London, 1994) p. 65, fig. 70 [a].
  • Related people
    A B Mayer (Collector); Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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