A light green glazed faience composite amulet of the crocodile god Sobek. Good detail remaining to the facial area and body. Suspension hole through underneath of chin.
Sobek was worshipped from the time of the Pyramid texts; all the way through to the Roman Period. Sobek is also linked to the creation of the world, arising from the Dark Water and creator the order of the universe.
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period. 664 BCE - 332 BCE.
Loss to the tail section of amulet. Good colour and detail remaining.
Size: 41mm L x 14mm W.
Ex. Collection: Michael Sturgeon, Wincanton, Somerset. Michael was an avid collector of Egyptian amulets and his collection totalled over 4,000 items of which will be listed over the coming years.
In ancient Egypt, amulets were carried in a variety of ways including necklaces, bracelets , rings; and most importantly among the bandages of the mummy they were made to serve.