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Rare Ancient Egyptian Double-Sided Amulet - ca. 6,9 cm

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Extremely rare and unusual, large double faience amulet of the two gods Pataikos and Khonsu. Pataikos with a scarab on the head, two snakes protruding from the corners of the mouth, a knife in each hand and two crocodiles beneath the feet. On the back is the same body, but with the head of Khonsu as a falcon adorned with the sun disk and crescent moon. The underside of the base is inscribed with protective symbols. On the left side a crouching lion, above (?) and beneath another crouching animal. On the right is an eye and beneath a crouching Anubis.

Date: Egypt,Third Intermediate Period, 21st - 25th Dynasty, circa 1069 - 525 B.C.
Material: Faience
Size: ca. 6,9 cm
Condition: slightly chipped
Provenance: private German collection (Berlin), collected ca. 1970/80

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This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.