Lion and Bull Amulet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
XXVI Dynasty, or later
height: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)
base: 1/8 x 3/8 x 1 in. (0.3 x 0.9 x 2.5 cm)
mount (display dims when mounted; Divine Felines-2015): 1/2 x 5/16 x 1 in. (1.3 x 0.8 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Lion and Bull Amulet, 664-332 B.C.E. Faience, height: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1246E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1246E_profile1_PS9.jpg)
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Medium gray-blue glazed faience double animal amulet with a rectangular base. From opposite ends of the same recumbent body spring a lion’s head and forelegs, and a bull’s head and forelegs. The bull’s horns support a sun-disk. The bull’s hump is decorated with incised lines. There is a loop on the back between the two heads.
Condition: Lion’s left ear missing; chips in base; black discoloration on base and in hollows.
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