Rare Large Ancient Egyptian Faience Khnum Ra (Old Kingdom)

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Seller: luxorco2015 (631) 98.3%, Location: staines, Middlesex, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 173643230688 Rare Ancient Egyptian Faience Ra-khnum (Old Kingdom) made of porcelain . Great details blue Stone. Size 14 high. Khnum at Esna copyright John Campana Khnum was also a protective deity of the dead. Spells invoking the assistance of Khnum can be found in the Book of the Dead and on many of the heart-scarabs interred with the dead because it was thought that he would help the deceased obtain a favourable judgement in the Halls of Ma´at. The ram was considered to be a very potent animal, and so Khnum was assocaited with fertility. He makes an appearance on the "Famine Stele" found on Sehel island. The stele (which was allegedly inscribed during the reign of Djoser) tells that the pharaoh dreamed that the god would deliver the country from a terrible famine if a temple was built in his honour. The pharaoh immediately consecrated a temple to Khnum, and as promised the famine came to an end. Khnum was one of the gods who was thought to have helped Ra on his perilous nocturnal journey through the underworld. It is also thought that he created the boat which carried Ra and helped defend the sun god against the serpent Apep (Apothis). Yet, he was sometimes considered to be the "ba" of Ra, because the word for "ram" in egyptian was also "ba". When Khnum was merged with Ra to form the composite deity Khnum-Ra this deity was associated with Nun (who represented the primeaval waters), and given the epithet Hap-ur ("great Nile" or " Nile of heaven"). All the best and Good luck Provenance: Egypt, Colour: Blue, Type: Amulets, Material: Porcelain

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