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Amulet with a Crocodile as a Solar God
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Amulet with a Crocodile as a Solar God


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On top of the bead is the carved figure of a crocodile, sculpted in the round, and on the base is the sacred boat with the sun-disk, as well an inscription with the name of Amun-Re. The sun-boat itself is a cryptographic sign for the god Amun-Re.
Exhibitions
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
  • Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos (The Origin of the World. Egypt’s Last Creation Myth). Roemer- und Pelizaeus- Museum, Hildesheim; Kunsthalle Leoben, Leoben. 2014-2015.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] The barque in the top line is a well known cryptographic writing for the god Amun-Re: Amun-Re, / perfect of perfect manifestations; / Amun-Re, / may he grant all life, happiness, and stability.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1069-715 BCE (Third Intermediate Period, 21st-23rd dynasty)
Medium
light beige steatite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.24
Measurements
H: 3/8 x W: 9/16 x L: 1 1/4 in. (1 x 1.4 x 3.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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