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Egyptian Amarna sow amulet

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Seller: ancient_art4wuz (10,145) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 231665429252 Egyptian Amarna sow amulet A small Egyptian dark blue glazed faience amulet depicting the goddess Nut as a sow; a suspension loop at the top. Egypt: New Kingdom Amarna period: Circa 1350 B.C. For similar see C. Andrews, 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt' (London 1994), p.35; The sky goddess whose arched body formed the vault of heaven gave birth to the sun each dawn and swallowed him each dusk; conversely, she bore the myriad stars each evening and gobbled them up each dawn. It is not surprising that, as mother of the stars, she should have taken the form of a great sow, for the female pig’s habit of eating her own piglets must have been well known. Such amulets were intended to endow their wearer with fecundity” (Andrews: Amulets of Ancient Egypt; 1994:35) This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity. OBJECT INFORMATION £ 125.00 | SIMILAR PRICED ITEMS 1.3cm(L) / 1"(L) Period: circa 6th-4th century B.C. | About Us | Contact | Condition: Excellent, Type: Amulets, Colour: Blue, Culture: Eqyptian

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