Mould-made amuletic figure in glazed composition, representing an Egyptian deity, maybe the baboon-headed god Thot, the ram-headed god Khnum (according to Museum records) or Amun-Ra Baded (?); standing in striding pose, against back-pillar; highly schematic, with crude incisions, making the identification of the god represented uncertain; pierced widthwise through head for suspension; greenish turquoise glaze, bit eroded; complete.
- Production date
- 6thC BC - 2ndC BC
Height: 2.70 centimetres
Width: 0.70 centimetres
Depth: 1.15 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Edgar explained that “one of the trenches at the South end of the site produced a great quantity of small faience objects of the Saitic period” (Edgar 1905, 134). This trench was done "just N. of the ‘Great Wall’" of the Great Temenos and have provided figurines of Egyptian deities, pendants and beads (Hogarth diary – 2nd of May 1903; on this context: Masson forthcoming). This amulet might come from such a context.
For a rather similar figure from Naukratis: Oxford, Ashmolean Museum AN1896-1908-EA.687.
Edgar, C. C. 1905, ‘Naukratis 1903, G. - Minor Antiquities’, in D. G. Hogarth, H. L. Lorimer and C. C. Edgar, ‘Naukratis 1903’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 25, 123–36.
Masson, A. forthcoming, ‘Naukratis: Egyptian offerings in context’, in M. Bergeron and A. Masson (eds.), Naukratis in Context II: Cults, Sanctuaries and Offerings. Proceedings of the Second Naukratis Project Workshop held at The British Museum, 22nd-23rd June 2013.
- Not on display
- Fair, surface bit worn
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AN1896-1908-EA.869 (Accession Number)