Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
2 9/16 × 1 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (6.5 × 3.8 × 3.1 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Shu Amulet, 664-30 B.C.E. Faience, 2 9/16 × 1 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (6.5 × 3.8 × 3.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.953E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.953E.jpg)
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Blue-green glazed faience figure of Shu kneeling upon his right knee as if to support heaven. He wears a pleated kilt and a curved beard. A flattish eyelet on this back of the head is decorated with ribs to continue the striations of his tripartite wig. A break in the top of the hear leaves it flat. The plinth is rectangular; there is no back pillar.
Condition: Hands and parts of forearms missing; large chip on top of head; much of figure faded to white.
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