Egyptian Faience Shu Amulet

An ancient Egyptian green faience amulet of the god Shu, kneeling with arms raised to support the Sun.

Saite Period, 26th Dynasty,
Ca. 664 - 525 BC.
Height: 1 in. (2.5 cm).

Shu is a primordial Egyptian god personifying the air (a cool, calm influence). Shu was tasked with separating Nut (sky) and Geb (earth).

cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 19.
Formerly in the M. Carvin collection, (Vienna & New York), acquired prior to 1970.
Inv#: 3462
Guaranteed Authentic


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