A very rare Egyptian Amulet of Mut and Khonsu
Mut, a fertility goddess, was the patroness of the city of Thebes and the consort of
the god Amen-Ra. She is pictured as a woman wearing the double crown of Upper and
Lower Egypt. This amulet of two coloured faience shows her seated and holding
her son, the infant god Khonsu, in her lap. The arms and legs are open worked.
For a similar see:
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Accession Number 72.1829
Date: Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21.- 24., 1070 - 760 B.C.
Size: ca. 4,7 cm; c. 1.85 inches, with wooden (ebony?) stand ca. 7,0 cm
Provenance: estate of a former assistant of President Johnson, who travelled a lot around the world
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.