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Category:

funerary equipment

Name:

figure

Period:

New Kingdom

Description:

lion- (or lioness-) headed demon, sitting on a block throne, with traces of white pigment and black resin or bitumen; the right hand part of the face is modelled (or restored) in plaster. there is a rectagular slot in the top of the head for a headdress. inscribed, with hieroglyphs.Demons guarded the gateways to the afterlife and are generally shown holding a knife.

Production
Place (legacy):

Egypt, production, country

Find Spot:

Egypt

Material:

wood

Dimension(s):

depth, 22.5, cm
height, 43, cm
width, 14.5, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1947; Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major

Alternative
Number:

othernumber; GA VI 87

Accession:

Object Number: E.GA.546.1947
(Antiquities)
(record id: 61740; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/61740





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