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Item:272291020435Egyptian Faience Shu Amulet An ancient Egyptian green faience amulet of the god Shu, kneeling with arms raised to support the Sun.Saite Period, XXVIth Dynasty, Ca. 664-525 BC. Height: 1 in. (2.5 cm). Shu was a primordial god personifying the air. He was the father of Nut (sky) and Geb (earth) with his sister and wife, Tefnut (moisture). Shu was considered, as the air, a cooling and calming deity, and a such was associated with peace and order.Confer: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 19.Formerly in the M. Carvin collection, (Vienna & New York), acquired prior to 1970. #3462GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBEDHIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORKMember: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA)See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.
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