Egyptian Faience Amulet of Heh


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Object Description

A very fine Egyptian turquoise faience fragmentary amulet of the god Heh, who the deity upon eternity and long life. Heh is depicted in his human form, which shows him in profile with his arms bent and extended outwards towards an arching palm branch. When depicted in this way, it is representative of the number one million, which to the Ancient Egyptians was synonymous with infinity. His other forms are a frog, or a man with a frog head. Details such as hair and clothing have been finely rendered and are still visible. This amulet is now incomplete, as the bottom portion is missing. The reverse remains smooth and unworked.

Date: Circa 1550-1069 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period

Object Literature

For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item number 11.215.206

Object Condition

Damaged, with bottom half missing. Suspension loops might have been restored with artificial glue, a common practice for this kind of amulets.

Object Details

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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