A small gold amuletic pendant in the form of a vulture, representing the goddess Nekhbet, with detailing to the wings.
New Kingdom: Circa 16th-13th century BC.
A shallow recess to the chest to seat the loop (now missing); otherwise Very Fine condition.
Length 12.2 mms (0.5 ins)
From the property of a London gentleman; previously in a private Belgian collection; formerly on the French art market 1920s.
The vulture was the symbol for the goddess Nekhbet, the protector of Upper Egypt. She was also the protector of the royal children and expectant mothers.
Egyptian New Kingdom gold amulet of the goddess Nekhbet
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