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Combined Fore-parts of Lion/Apis Bull
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Combined Fore-parts of Lion/Apis Bull


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Description This pendant shows the head of a lion on one side, and the head of a bull with a sun disk on the other side. It may have been a variation of amulets which displays two combined lions who represents the horizon. This variation adds the idea of the holy Apis bull who was particularly worshipped in the Late and Greco-Roman Periods.
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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Period
664-332 BC (Late Period)
Medium
Egyptian faience with green glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1747
Measurements
H: 3/8 x W: 3/4 x D: 1/16 in. (0.96 x 1.9 x 0.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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