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Lion-Headed Figure
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Lion-Headed Figure


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Description This intricate, finely carved pendant represents a lion-headed human figure wearing a rush-crown with disc. The apotropaic figure dangles a crook and a serpent. It stands back to back with a winged falcon in an atef crown, which is surmounted by a ball. The falcon's head is turned backward. On its shoulders is a perforated scarab. It has a crocodile's tail instead of feet.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/01/1978Examinationexamined for exhibition
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2007.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
9th century BC (Third Intermediate)
Medium
canine tooth
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.514
Measurements
H: 1 13/16 x W: 1/16 x D: 3/16 in. (4.65 x 0.15 x 0.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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