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Pendant Representing the Lion-Headed Goddess

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1075–656 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 22
    PERIOD Third Intermediate Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 11/16 in. (1.6 x 1.8 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small gold lion-headed aegis made from three parts: front, rear, and eyelet. The front was struck from a single die and was closed off in the rear by a single sheet of metal to which was attached an eyelet. Condition: Eyelet missing; slight bends.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Pendant Representing the Lion-Headed Goddess, ca. 1075–656 B.C.E. Gold, 5/8 x 11/16 in. (1.6 x 1.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.708E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.708E_NegB_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.708E_NegB_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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