Amulet with a Stylized Figure of Heh, the God of Eternity
The three metal amulets in this case are highly stylized versions of a common Middle Kingdom motif: a kneeling figure of Heh, the god of eternity, holding two hieroglyphs for “year.” These objects reflect Sa-Inher’s wish to live forever.
- Medium: Electrum
- Place Excavated: Tomb D303, Abydos, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XII Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 7/16 x 3/8 in. (1.1 x 1 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 13.1035
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Amulet with a Stylized Figure of Heh, the God of Eternity, ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. Electrum, 7/16 x 3/8 in. (1.1 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 13.1035. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Small silver (?) electrum pendant from a necklace. Probably a highly conventionalized version of the well-known amulet of a seated figure in a frame of the sky supported by "was" pillars. Suspension loop on reverse. Condition: Good, metal slightly discolored.
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)