Egyptian Blue Faience Sky Goddess Nut As Sow. Unusual Type
C. 1070-713 BC – Third Intermediate Period
A nice example of a blue glazed faience amulet of 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
Provenance: Ex Florence Rossetti Collection