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Lion and Bull Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XXVI Dynasty, or later
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1246E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE profile, 37.1246E_profile1_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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