Crocodile amulet

Description
In ancient Egypt crocodiles were a constant danger to people living near the Nile. This amulet may have been worn to protect the wearer from harm.
It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/615
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
crocodile amulet
Simple Name
amulet
Full Name
amulet in form of a crocodile
Dimensions
TH 30 mm; W 8 mm; W 7 mm
Cultural Group
Egyptian
Period Classification
Late Period (Dynasties 26-31) - 661-332 BC
Production Year Low
-700
Production Year High
-200
Family Group

Material
ceramic; faience
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Country
Egypt
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collection Continent
Africa

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