Égypte ancienne Faïence Amulet of the God Shu (Sjoe) holding the heavens with his hands - 28×15×13 mm - (1)

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Égypte ancienne Faïence Amulet of the God Shu (Sjoe) holding the heavens with his hands - 28×15×13 mm - (1)
probably 26th Dynasty to Late Period (653–332 BC) - Achat salle de vente novembre 2018

Description

Shu is one of the gods from the Egyptian myth of creation, one of the first gods to be created by the creator. He came from the god Atum.

He was the god of the air (dry element ) , while his sister Tefnut was seen as the goddess of the earth ( wet element ). Together they were the parents of Geb and Noet and the grandparents of Osiris, Isis, Seth, Horus and Nephthys.
Shu was part of the Enneade of Heliopolis, but was worshiped in the city of Leontopolis, in the Nile Delta. Shou, or Sjoe, is portrayed with a human form on which a feather stands. He often stands between Geb and Noet.
Like Atlas, he supports the sky with his outstretched arms .




Provenance : collection Debauve.- acquis en salle de vente novembre 2018
earlier provenance kept by the above mentioned auction house.



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Informations du lot
Culture
Égypte ancienne
Matériau
Faïence
Nombre d’objets
1
Objet
Amulet of the God Shu (Sjoe) holding the heavens with his hands
Dimensions
28×15×13 mm
Siècle/ Période
probably 26th Dynasty to Late Period (653–332 BC)
Origine
Achat salle de vente novembre 2018
État
Bon état, voir la photo
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