Egyptian Faience Sky Goddess Nut As Sow. Unusual Type

Item Description

C. 1070-713 BC – Third Intermediate Period
A nice example of a blue glazed faience amulet of Nut with added fine linear black detail. The sky goddess Nut; mother of the stars; took the form of a sow who gave birth to the morning sun and stars.
Although chipped has strong colour and is complete with suspension loophole. Unusual type.
Ref: Amulets by W. M. Flinders Petrie. Similar examples to Plate XL
Ex Florence Rossetti Collection



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