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Frog Amulet
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Frog Amulet

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Description This lively frog carefully carved from a piece of green stone is pierced lengthwise through the base. It may have served as a bezel for a ring or as a pendant on a necklace. Frogs were seen as animals which are related to fertility and creation.
Date Description Narrative
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Collection of Lord Carmichael of Skirling [a few miles north of Biggar, Scotland] [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Antiquities of the Collection of the Late Lord Carmichael of Skirling Sale, Sotheby and Company, London, June 9, 1926, lot 244 (78); Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1926, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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1550-1186 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18-19)
green stone, probably jasper
(Precious Stones & Gems)
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H: 1/2 x W: 1/2 x D: 11/16 in. (1.2 x 1.2 x 1.8 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
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Not On View


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