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Title amulet in the form of a frog
Collection Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Date 1400 BCE (c.)
Description The frog squats on its hind legs with forelegs flexed. The eyes are carved as bulbous excresences and the large mouth is indicated by a line at the sides. It is made of stone or shell. A translucent stripe runs through the centre of the figure.
Description Source Helen Coleman
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Current Accession 409
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Subject jewellery, amulet
Measurements 18 x 7 x 9 mm
Context The frog squats on its hind legs with forelegs fixed. The eyes are carved as bulbous excrescences, the large mouth is indicated by a line at the sides. The material has apparently been chosen so that a translucent stripe runs through the centre of the figure imitating the markings on some species of frogs. This type of amulet was especially popular during Dynasty XVIII, to which period this specimen is tentatively dated. The figure is drilled longitudinally, indicating that it could be strung on a necklace as a bead.
Context Source Cyril Aldred. In: Steven Hooper (ed.). 1997. Catalogue to the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection. University of East Anglia.
Context Title Published Catalogue
Rights Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich, 2002. All Rights reserved
Style Period New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Tuthmosis IV/Menkheperure
Work Type amulet
 

 

 

 

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