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.
Egypt, production, country
depth, 22.5, cm
height, 43, cm
width, 14.5, cm
bequeathed; 1947; Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major
othernumber; GA VI 87
Martin, G. T.. Protecting Pharaoh: Three unpublished magical figures.
Source Title: Cahiers de l'ENiM 2 ()
Object Number: E.GA.546.1947
(record id: 61740; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2014-07-16)