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Amulet case

  • Place of origin:

    Sardinia (possibly, made)
    Syria (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    600BC-400BC (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold

  • Museum number:

    8836-1863

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 2, shelf A, box 12

Physical description

Amulet case, gold, decortated with the head of Sekhmet, the lion-headed goddess.

Place of Origin

Sardinia (possibly, made)
Syria (possibly, made)

Date

600BC-400BC (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm, Width: 0.9 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm

Object history note

Found in Tharros in Sardinia. Webb Collection.

Descriptive line

Amulet case, gold, decortated with the head of Sekhmet, Lebanon or Syria, Phoenician, 7th-6th century BC

Labels and date

Two amulet cases, one with the Egyptian lion goddess Sekhmet, the other with the head of the Egyptian god Horus
Sardinia (Phoenicia), 600-400 BC
Gold
Said to have been found in Sardinia
Museum nos.8836-8837-1863
Bequeathed by Bernard H. Webb [2007]

Production Note

Said to have been found in Tharros in Sardinia

Materials

Gold

Subjects depicted

Lions; Deities

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Religion

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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