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Egyptian, Frog Amulet, Late Period, 712 - 332 B.C.
The frog was a symbol of the Egyptian goddess of birth, Heget. Her priestesses were midwives and women often wore frog amulets during childbirth. Heget was said to have breathed life in to the new body of Horus and some of her amulets include the phrase, "I am the resurrection." Curiously, early Christians adopted the frog as a symbol of Christ's resurrection.
AS34493. Alabaster frog amulet (for childbirth?); 2 cm (3/4") tall and 2 cm (3/4") long, carved cream colored alabaster, on pedestal, Superb
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 25, 2019.
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