26 - 27 October 2004
AN EGYPTIAN CORNELIAN FROG AMULET
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII (1550-1295 B.C.)
The frog (Rana mascareniensis), sits with head raised, bulging eyes naturally coloured by dark inclusion, details incised, pierced longitudinally
½ in. (1.2 cm.) long
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Animals, 1981, I, no. 47.
Frog amulets were commonly worn by both the living as a fertility charm and the dead to provide rejuvenation and a long afterlife.
See illustration on page 107.
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