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Rare And Tall Egyptian Amulet of Hatmehyt

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Seller: ancient_art4wuz (10,017) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232151808690 Rare and Tall Egyptian Amulet of HatmehytA good-sized turquoise glazed faience amulet representing the goddess, Hatmehyt. She is striding forward and wears a striated wig on her head, which leaves the ears visible, the lappets of which end just above her breast; on top of her wig. Her emblem, the schilbe, sacred fish of Mendes can be seen on top of the modius, its body an extension of the back pillar, the humped posture of the fish helping to form the suspension loop at the top.Condition: Complete; a crack professionally repaired around the middle.Third Intermediate-Late Dynastic period: Circa 1000-664 BC.See item 17c; Amulets of Ancient Egypt; Carol Andrews.Hatmehyt, 'Foremost of the fishes', was the goddess of the nome of Mendes in the delta, represented as a woman wearing the sacred fish. A desireable and rarely encountered amulet. Dimension: Height - 7.7 cm

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