Sep 23, 2013
Sep 23, 2013

Seal Amulet in the form of a Lion's Head

Seal Amulet in the form of a Lion's Head

3800–3500 BC


Diameter: 2.8 x 2.7 x 0.9 cm (1 1/8 x 1 1/16 x 3/8 in.)

Gift of Mabel Porozynski in honor and remembrance of Eugene Porozynski 2000.42

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These amulets were commonly found in tombs of women and children.


Delicately carved from exotic semiprecious stone, this tiny seal in the shape of a lion's head (rendered in profile) would have functioned not only as the legal signature of its ancient owner but also a protective amulet, magically conferring to its wearer the lion's natural virtues of courage, leadership, and strength.

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