26 - 27 October 2004
AN EGYPTIAN LIGHT BLUE GLASSY FAIENCE AMULET OF A RECUMBENT LION
PTOLEMAIC-ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C./1ST CENTURY A.D.
Finely modelled with incised details, the front paws outstretched in front, the tail curling around right haunch, on integral rectangular base with suspension loop on its back
2 5/8 in. (6.8 cm.) long
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Das Tier in der Antike, Archäologischen Institut der Universität Zürich, 21 September-17 November 1974, no. 80.
H. Bloesch et al., Das Tier in der Antike, Archäologischen Institut der Universität Zürich, Zurich, 1974, p. 15, pl. 14, no. 80; Animals, 1981, I, no. 52; and Noah's Ark, 1997, no. 84.
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