Egyptian Faience Amulet of Shu
An ancient Egyptian green faience amulet of the god Shu, kneeling, with arms raised to support the Sun, with a back pillar in the form of a feather of Maat.
Shu was a primordial god personifying the air. He was the father of Nut (sky) and Geb (earth) with his sister and wife, Tefnut (moisture). Shu was considered, as the air, a cooling and calming deity, and as such was associated with peace and order.
Cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 22.
Formerly in the collection of Seward Kennedy, New York.