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* An Egyptian Faience Amulet of the God Nefer-Tum, 12th Dynasty, ca. 1900 BCE

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An amulet of the god Nefer-Tum, son of Ptah and Sekhmet. With them, he formed the Triad of Memphis. A nature god who represented "the heat of the rising sun." His function was to grant a continuance of life in the world to come. He appears as a man wearing a crown of a full-blown Lotus Flower from the center of which rise four palm branches, while from each side hang a "menet."

Of light green faience, miniature head of statuette. Found at Mitrahina, Lower Egypt. Time of King Senusert I.

Dimensions: Length: 2 inches (5 cm)

Condition: Intact and in good condition overall.

Provenance: Ex. Phillip Mitry, 1976, thereafter the  Harer Family Trust Collection.


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