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Lion Bead

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Gold
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES ca. 2008 B.C.E. or later
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom or later
    DIMENSIONS 3/8 x length 5/8 in. (1 x 1.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.366
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Lion Bead, ca. 2008 B.C.E. or later. Gold, 3/8 x length 5/8 in. (1 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.366. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.366_profile_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE profile, 16.366_profile_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small amulet in the form of a seated lion on an oblong base. Hollow; pierced lengthwise, probably used as a bead. Condition: Surface considerably worn. Several small holes.
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     <em>Lion Bead</em>, ca. 2008 B.C.E. or later. Gold, 3/8 x length 5/8 in. (1 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.366. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.366_profile_PS9.jpg)