<em>Figure of Shu</em>, ca. 1070.-653 B.C.E. Faience, 1 3/4 × 7/8 × 3/4 in. (4.5 × 2.2 × 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.954E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.954E_wwgA-1.jpg)

Figure of Shu

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1070.-653 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 3/4 × 7/8 × 3/4 in. (4.5 × 2.2 × 1.9 cm)


Accession Number: 37.954E

Image: CUR.37.954E_wwgA-1.jpg,West Wing gallery A-1 installation

Catalogue Description:
Green glazed faience amulet representing the god Shu kneeling on his right knee with his arms raised at his sides as if to support the heavens. The god wears a pleated kilt, long beard, and long striated wig. A sun-disk rests upon his head. The back pillar, which reaches up to the disk, has sides which curve in from the bottom and then curve outwards again at the top. There is no modeling of the rear of the arms. The plinth is straight–edged in front and rounded in the rear. Condition: Good.

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