Ancient Egyptian bronze Ibis feet amulet/pendantSKU: 00255
664 - 332 BC
Very rare piece!
This amulet/pendant show the feet of an Ibis bird (Toth) flanked by two protective Uraeus cobra.
Toth was the Egyptian god of the moon, magic, the calender, writing and wisdom. Two holy animals were associated with Toth, the Ibis and the Baboon. The association with the Ibis originated from the flooding of the Nile on which the Ibis returned to Egypt and marked a period on the calender. Their feathers were also used as writing devices.
The Ureaus cobra is the depiction of might, rulership, fertility and welfare of the country. The Uraeus cobra is originated from the Lower-Egypt as Neb, the Cobra goddes. The god Neb has dedicated the Farao as the carier of the Uraeus cobra as protector of the Farao.
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Ex. private collection Australian collection dating back to the 1960's.
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