An Egyptian Green Faience Frog Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
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of green glazed faience on an integral base, the frog, with its prolific breeding habits, symbolized fecundity for the living, particularly for women. In addition, the Egyptians believed the frog had spontaneous generation and was self-creating. During the New Kingdom, a frog was sometimes used to write 'repeating life,' a term used after the name of the deceased that symbolized the promise of rebirth.
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.
Dimensions: Length: 1.2 cm (0.47 inches)
Provenance: Private Massachusetts collection, acquired from the London trade in the late 1980s - early 1990s.
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