Condition: Rings is glued in several locations. See pictures.
Dimensions: Inner diameter on average 13 mm. Seal 15 x 10 mm.
Nekhbet was an ancient Egyptian goddess who was associated with the city of Nekheb (modern-day El Kab) in Upper Egypt. She was depicted as a vulture or as a woman with the head of a vulture.
In ancient Egyptian mythology, Nekhbet was a protective goddess who was believed to watch over Upper Egypt and the pharaoh. She was sometimes referred to as the "Mother of Mothers" and was associated with childbirth and motherhood. Nekhbet was also sometimes depicted as a protector of the king and was believed to assist him in battle.
Nekhbet was often depicted alongside the goddess Wadjet, who was associated with Lower Egypt. Together, they were known as the "Two Ladies" and were seen as protective deities who watched over all of Egypt.
Nekhbet was worshipped throughout ancient Egyptian history, from the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3100 BCE) until the end of the pharaonic era (c. 332 BCE). Her cult center was in Nekheb, but she was also worshipped in other parts of Egypt.
Ex. Private UK collection. Collected before 1970. After that A.A. Gallery, UK.
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