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EA1520

An Egyptian Frog Scaraboid, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1539-1292 BC

of green glazed faience on 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 very good condition overall.

Dimensions:  Length: 0.78 inch (2 cm).

Provenance:  on loan to the Michael C. Carlos museum, Emory University 1998 - 2015, accession number:  L1998.062.092.

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