Egyptian Art

FAIANCE FROG AMULET

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Year: 1500-1200 a.C. circa

Dimension: Heigth 1 cm

Note:

Intact

Price: €220.00

Description:

New Kingdom. Naturalistically depicted of pale green color, the frog is seated, hind legs tightly bent, front legs splayed to support the erect upper body, head held high. Pierced longitudinally between the front and back legs to allow the amulet to be suspended.
In ancient Egypt frogs were thought to spontaneously generate, and as such, became the symbol of regeneration and fertility, since millions of them were born after the annual inundation of the Nile, which brought fertility to the otherwise barren lands. Consequently, in Egyptian mythology, there began to be a frog-goddess, who represented fertility, referred to by Egyptologists as Heqet.
Cod. 185/2009

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