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Shu Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 9/16 × 1 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (6.5 × 3.8 × 3.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Shu Amulet, 664-30 B.C.E. Faience, 2 9/16 × 1 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (6.5 × 3.8 × 3.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.953E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.953E.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.953E.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Blue-green glazed faience figure of Shu kneeling upon his right knee as if to support heaven. He wears a pleated kilt and a curved beard. A flattish eyelet on this back of the head is decorated with ribs to continue the striations of his tripartite wig. A break in the top of the hear leaves it flat. The plinth is rectangular; there is no back pillar. Condition: Hands and parts of forearms missing; large chip on top of head; much of figure faded to white.
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