About this object

Well carved black steatite figure of a couchant lion on a plinth. The right side of the head and plinth is chipped away. This may have served as an amulet of assimilation.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    747 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Rev. Greville John Chester, 1877
  • Collector
    John Greville Rev Chester
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
    1877
  • Measurements
    27 mm x 16 mm x 51 mm
  • Related people
    John Greville Rev Chester ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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