Detail of Egyptian lion unguent container from tomb of Tutankhamun
Unguent vessel in the form of a rampant lion, carved from pieces of calcite, was set onto a trellised stand also of calcite. The lion rests his left paw on the hieroglyph for protection sah and raises his right. From his open mouth hangs a long tongue of red-stained ivory. A floral crown is upon his head and his chest is inscribed with the names of Tutankhamun and Ankhsenamun. | Located in: Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
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