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Lion mask

Lion mask

Accession Number: 67.43.11 Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.)

Carnelian intaglio of a gladiator fighting a lion

Carnelian intaglio of a gladiator fighting a lion

In the Early Imperial period, a popular part of the gladiatorial games was the morning program in which armed gladiators called venatores (hunters) were pitted against wild animals. The Romans also liked to see... More

Lion Mask

Lion Mask

Accession Number: 67.43.10 Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.)

Mask of a Lion

Mask of a Lion

Accession Number: 18.43.5 Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Recumbent Lion from a Bracelet

Recumbent Lion from a Bracelet

From Egypt; Possibly from Eastern Delta Second Intermediate Period

Fitting
Cuff Bracelet with Lion Cub Amulets

Cuff Bracelet with Lion Cub Amulets

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III New Kingdom

Ostracon with sketch of a running lion

Ostracon with sketch of a running lion

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Nespakashuty (TT 312, MMA 509a), MMA excavations, 1922–23 Late Period, Saite

Lion figure

Lion figure

From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery south of pyramid below A2:4 east, Pit 315, MMA excavations, 1913–14 Middle Kingdom

Lion
Figurine of a Recumbent Lion

Figurine of a Recumbent Lion

From Egypt Late Period

Lead figure of a lion

Lead figure of a lion

Small flat votive figurines of cast lead have been found in great quantities at the ancient sanctuaries of Laconia; over one hundred thousand, dating from the seventh century B.C. to the Classical period, were ... More

Inlay from shrine: lion

Inlay from shrine: lion

From Egypt Late Period–Ptolemaic Period

Cuff Bracelet with Lion Cub Amulets

Cuff Bracelet with Lion Cub Amulets

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III New Kingdom

Lion Bracelet of Sithathoryunet

Lion Bracelet of Sithathoryunet

From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, Lahun, Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), Chamber E, box 1, BSAE excavations 1914 Middle Kingdom

Lion amulet

Lion amulet

From Egypt Old Kingdom–First Intermediate Period

Amulet, lion head

Amulet, lion head

From Egypt Late Period-Ptolemaic Period

Lion Bracelet of Sithathoryunet

Lion Bracelet of Sithathoryunet

From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, Lahun, Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), Chamber E, box 1 or 4, BSAE excavations 1914 Middle Kingdom

Amulet, lion head

Amulet, lion head

From Egypt Late Period–Ptolemaic Period

Amulet, lion head

Amulet, lion head

From Egypt Late Period–Ptolemaic Period

Figure of a Lion

Figure of a Lion

Accession Number: 16.144.86 Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Scarab with a Lion Hunting Horned Animals

Scarab with a Lion Hunting Horned Animals

From Egypt, Eastern Delta Early New Kingdom

Lion Cub
Lead figure of a lion

Lead figure of a lion

Small flat votive figurines of cast lead have been found in great quantities at the ancient sanctuaries of Laconia; over one hundred thousand, dating from the seventh century B.C. to the Classical period, were ... More

Limestone cornice with a lion’s head

Limestone cornice with a lion’s head

The fragment belongs to a cornice (sima), possibly where it meets the slope of a pediment. In addition to the moldings, there is a competently rendered lion’s head in relief. Early Roman

Lion amulet

Lion amulet

From Egypt Old Kingdom–First Intermediate Period

Amulet, lion

Amulet, lion

From Egypt New Kingdom

Lion amulet

Lion amulet

From Egypt Old Kingdom–First Intermediate Period

Mask of a Lion

Mask of a Lion

Accession Number: 18.43.4 Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Amulet, lion head

Amulet, lion head

From Egypt Late Period–Ptolemaic Period

Mold for a Lion Amulet

Mold for a Lion Amulet

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, E. side of S. Village or Khor west of camp, MMA excavations, probably 1911–12 New Kingdom

Lion Bracelet of Sithathoryunet

Lion Bracelet of Sithathoryunet

From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, Lahun, Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), Chamber E, box 1, BSAE excavations 1914 Middle Kingdom