Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
In antiquity, as today, the croaking of frogs was often the first sound heard each morning in Egypt. These amphibians were thus associated with the sun’s daily rebirth, and their images were believed to have protective powers. This sculpture was probably placed next to a woman to safeguard her during childbirth. The combination of deep blue and turquoise typifies objects from the time of Amunhotep III.
ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
2 1/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 7/8 in. (5.3 x 5 x 4.7 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Frog, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. Faience, 2 1/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 7/8 in. (5.3 x 5 x 4.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.28.8. Creative Commons-BY
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Blue faience statuette of a seated frog on roughly square base. Front legs in the round. Eyes in high relief covered with Manganese. Three stripes of turquoise blue glaze run down the back. Square opening on underside of base.
Condition: Intact. Firing cracks around neck.
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