5 December 2012
PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN PRIVATE COLLECTION
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AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE FROG AMULET
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, REIGN OF THUTMOSE III, 1479-1425 B.C.
Naturalistically depicted on integral oval base, a hieroglyphic inscription on the underside with the prenomen of Thutmose III, Men-kheper-Re, perforated horizontally
15/16 in. (2.4 cm.) long
Private Collection, New York, prior to 1980.
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In ancient Egypt frogs were thought to spontaneously generate, and, as such, became a symbol of regeneration and fertility.
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