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Egyptian faience Amulet representing Isis Lactans from the 7th-1st century B.C. Complete and in good condition even if Horus’ head and the left hand of the goddess are lost.
1st century B.C., 7th century B.C.
H : 9.9 cm
Complete and in good condition even if Horus' head and the left hand of the goddess are lost.
Made of faience and probably molded, this amulet represents a frog in stylized forms. The arched body has no indication of forelegs, while the hind legs are folded in a W-shape along the body, as if the animal was ready to spring.
The cross, that can still be opened and closed, is composed of two bronze boxes with were molded and joined by hinges. A thick suspension ring enabled the encolpion to be worn as a pendant.
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