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Glazed beads: E.133.1921

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Current Location: Gallery 24

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Glazed beads

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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.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.01 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Oxford Expedition to Nubia

Dating

Meroitic
Third Intermediate period
Circa -700 BCE - Circa -600 BCE

Materials used in production

Faïence

Techniques used in production

Mouldmade

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.133.1921
Primary reference Number: 52151
Oldadmincategory: B
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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