Wall Applique of Apedemak

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On display

Apedemak was a Nubian lion god worshipped by the Kushite people. He represented royal power and appears on temple walls attacking enemies and giving weapons to the king. This green glazed ceramic wall decoration inlay shows him on top of a crescent moon wearing an Egyptian 'hemhem' crown of ram horns, cobras and feathers. One of several plaques that decorated the lower course of a wall. The back of the object is crudely slipped. Broken and mended. From the 1912/13 excavation season findspot number 195-31(S)