, production, Nubia
circa 700 B.C. circa 600 B.C.
Meroitic; Third Intermediate period
6 lion head pendants, blue glazed faience
6 faience lion head pendents or amulets; green-blue in colour. Each is identical and made from the same mould. It is possible that they represent the god Bes, who takes features from a lion, but they are too stylised to say for certain. found in tomb 1010 in the Sanam cemtery.
Meroe Sudan; grave 1010
length, 0.01, m
given; 1921; Oxford Expedition to Nubia
Object Number: E.133.1921
(record id: 52151; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-03-23)