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Neith, Creator Goddess Of Sais<br>Sobek, Crocodile-God, amulet of Neith

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Title amulet of Neith
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Neith, Creator Goddess Of Sais
Sobek, Crocodile-God
Description Pale green faience amulet of the goddess Neith, one of the four protectors of the dead. She wears the red crown of Lower Egypt and suckles two crocodiles while walking, holding their tails with her arms by her sides. The crocodiles symbolise Sobek, the son of Neith.
The amulet has a back pillar and stands on a small rectangular base. There is no evidence of a means of suspension.
The amulet has been repaired.
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession R 856 1936
Location Creation Site Misr, Lower Egypt
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject jewellery, amulet, god, woman, animal
Measurements 12 x 56 x 19 mm
Relation References Andrews, C. 1994. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. London: British Museum Publications, p. 23

Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 131-134, 201-202
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Work Type amulet



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