Egyptian Faience Shu Amulet

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


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