A group of four Egyptian amulets of degenerate type, Late Period

A group of four Egyptian amulets of degenerate type, Late Period

Code: 2244

£110.00
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Description: A group of four Egyptian amulets of degenerate type comprising a brown hardstone amulet of a couchant animal, possibly a calf perhaps symbolic of rejuvenation; a green faience amulet of Deshret, the Red Crown of Lower Egypt, pierced for suspension; a pale green faience amulet of Shu, the god of air and sunlight, broken below the waist with the legs and base lost; a pale green faience amulet of a sow, probably representing the sky goddess Nut, with suspension loop on back, the surface worn, particularly on one side.

Size: 12 mm/0.5 in. to 17 mm/0.7 in.

Culture: Egyptian

Date: Late Period, c. 600 B.C., the hardstone couchant animal possibly earlier.

Provenance: Ex West Sussex private collection.