A Very Rare Ancient Egyptian Silver Tomb Amulet Of Heket WITH ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY COLLECTION LABEL

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Seller: nordovicum (724) 100%, Location: DORSET, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283263744285 A VERY RARE, ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SILVER FROG TOMB AMULET OF THE GODDESS HEKET. IT WAS COLLECTED DURING THE 19TH CENTURY AND BEEN MOUNTED ON TO AN EBONIZED, TURNED WOODEN BASE IN THE TYPICAL, POPULAR STYLE OF THE PERIOD, THE BASE AFFIXED WITH ITS ORIGINAL COLLECTION LABEL, THE BEAUTIFULLY HANDWRITTEN INK INSCRIPTION READS, 'SILVER FROG, AN IDOL', THE FIGURE WITH ADHERING EARTHY DEPOSITS TO THE UNDERSIDE. AMULETS SUCH AS THIS EXAMPLE WERE BURIED WITH THE DEAD, OFTEN ENCLOSED WITHIN THE MUMMY WRAPPINGS OF THE DECEASED. THEY WERE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE MAGICAL PROTECTION, INVOKING THE POWER OF THE PARTICULAR GOD THEY REPRESENTED, DEFENDING THE OWNER FROM MALEVOLENT FORCES.THIS WONDERFUL FIGURE MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 5/8 INCH HIGH, (1 3/8 INCHES IN HEIGHT INCLUDING THE BASE). PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR MORE QUALITY PIECES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM MY LIFELONG COLLECTION.

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