Amulet with a Stylized Figure of Heh, the God of Eternity
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
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.
ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
XII Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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Amulet with a Stylized Figure of Heh, the God of Eternity, ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. Electrum, 7/16 x 7/16 in. (1.1 x 1.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 13.1036. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/30/2008
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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.
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