of green glazed faience, the primeval god shown striding forth on an integral rectangular base and wearing a short kilt.
Nehebkau (Nehebu-Kau, Nehebkhau), 'He Who Unites the Kas', was a benevolent snake god who the Egyptians believed was one of the original primeval gods. He was linked to the sun god, swimming around in the primeval waters before creation, then bound to the sun god when time began. He was a god of protection who protected the pharaoh and all Egyptians, both in life and in the afterlife.
Dimensions:Height: 1 7/8 inches (4.8 cm)
Condition: Intact and in good condition overall.
Provenance: Private NY Collection on loan to the Carlos Museum, Emory University from 1998 -2015, museum loan numberL L1998.062.114