Egyptian Faience Frog Amulet with Nefer Hieroglyph

GBP 400.00

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Object Description

An incredible Ancient Egyptian faience amulet, modelled in the shape of a frog and featuring olive green and bright red glaze. The frog is portrayed sitting on an oval plinth, with its head slightly turned up. Anatomical features are naturalistically rendered, with the eyes glazed in red. The amulet has been pierced longitudinally for suspension. The flat base of the amulet has been carved with a Nefer hieroglyph, representing the Egyptian word for beautiful or good.

Date: Circa 1550-1077 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period

Object Literature

For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 11.215.48.

Object Condition

Extremely fine and well-preserved example.

Object Details

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    W:1 x centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

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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