Egyptian Faience Amulet of Khnum

Egyptian Faience Amulet of Khnum

An ancient Egyptian green faience amulet of the ram headed god Khnum, the Lord of Elephantine, in a kilt striding, his hands at his sides.

Late Period, ca. 700-30 BC.
Height: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm).

Khnum was the Egyptian creator god who fashioned humans from clay on the potter's wheel. He was associated with the inundation of the Nile.

cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 22.

Formerly in an Israeli private collection.

Inv#: 4820


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