About this object

Silver amulet in the form of an aegis with the lioness head of Sekhmet wearing a sun disc and uraeus. Loop on the back for suspension. Broken into two pieces. From Cemetery N at Abadiya, grave N15.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC
  • Materials
    Silver
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date collected
    1899
  • Measurements
    22 mm x 15 mm x 5 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: 1899
    How acquired: Division of Finds
    Owned until: 1899-09-25
    Disposal method: Donation (excavation subscription)
Object view = Humanities
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