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1st century B.C., 7th century B.C.
H: 8 cm
Brown, Green, Red
Complete and in good condition. Minor cracks and superficial wear.
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.
This statuette represents a very popular mythological hybrid figure that was largely widespread in Near Eastern iconography from the Sumerian period.
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.
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