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Category

funerary equipment

Name

figure

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.

Field Collection

Egypt

Dimensions

depth 22.5 cm
height 43 cm
width 14.5 cm

Period

New Kingdom

Provenance

bequeathed: Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major 1947 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Material/s

wood

Accession Number

E.GA.546.1947 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 61740; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-13)

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