Faience Amulet of Nehebkau

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 3rd Intermediate Period, 1070-664 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 3.8 cm high
Price: 1 600 Euro
Ref: 1305
Provenance: French private collection Bourgade-Maturana, acquired on 7 June 1977 from Laurin Guilloux Buffetaud Tailleur in Paris. Accompanied by a copy of the original invoice and the French antiquities passport.
Condition: Reassembled from three pieces, except for some minor chips without any missing parts.
Description: Faience amulet worked out in high quality of the god Nehebkau, the guardian of the entrance to the otherworld, and one of the 42 judges of the dead. Nehebkau is depicted seated, his arms placed under the large snake head. At the back of the head an eyelet for suspension. Mounted.