Late Period, c. 663-323 BC. Egyptian. Buff coloured stone amulet of a frog, crouching on a round plinth with well modelled facial features and back decoration. A longitudinal suspension hole cuts through body for wearing as jewellery. Frogs were associated with the swampy waters of Primordial Creation and were thus symbols of creation and rebirth, and these animals were often identified with the fertility goddess Heqet.
Size: L:16mm / W:23mm ; 6g
Provenance: From a private London collection; acquired on the UK art market in the 1960s/70s.