Neheb Kau, he who joined the KA (soul) to the body. Depicted as a snake with human body, loop at the back for suspension.Nehebkau did not have a priesthood, but many people invoked him in magical spells to gain his protection and cures against snakebites. He was a snake god of protection, who was called on when the people needed him. After death, it was Nehebkau who protected and fed the pharaoh, offering food and water to the other justified dead. The drink was known as the 'Milk of Light', magical liquid that would heal the deceased had they been bitten by a poisonous animal. He was one of the forty two gods in the Halls of Ma'at, who helped to judge over the deceased.
Size: 3.9 cm H - 1 5/8 inches
Culture: Egypt, c. 1000 B.C.
Condition: Repaired at waist level.
Display stand included
Provenance: Ex British lady’s collection, acquired in the 1990’s in a London gallery.
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- Ancient Egyptian
- n Turquoise Glazed Faience Amulet of Nehebkau
- Century/ Timeframe
- Egypt, c. 1000 B.C.
- Good Condition, See Photo