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Lion devouring a southerner-337885-JE63802


From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini

Ostracon from Western Thebes, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – Cairo, Egyptian Museum – The ancient Egyptians used every available device to express their beliefs and desires including decorated Ostracons, such as this limestone shard, which depicts a lion killing a Nubian man. The lion here represented the King in the famous scene of killing the enemies.

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