About this object

A lion's head and forepaws are carved on a small curving plaque with rounded corners. From the Temple of Apedemak? There are perforations at both ends and a square hole between the forepaws, which rest on a small base. The curve of the plaque indicates that the piece was mounted onto a round basin with pins drawn through the circular perforations. Because the piece is drilled through, it must have been a spout. We can say nothing about the basin which it belonged, since there are no parallels from Meroe or Egypt.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    1st Century BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    30 mm x 80 mm x 50 mm
  • Related people

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Previous owners

  • John Garstang

    Owned from: 1910
    How acquired: Excavation subscription
    Owned until: 1947-11-14
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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