A green glazed faience amulet of a hare, crouching on a square base. Depicted with large ears, which extend back from the head and resting on an attachment to the back. The amulet is pierced horizontally for suspension.
Date: Circa 664 - 332 BC Period: Late Period Condition: Very fine. Stable hairline crack to one side.
Amulets were worn by the ancient Egyptians during life and once deceased. The living wore a limited number, hoping to imbibe themselves with the amulets connotations. Hares were found abundantly within the Egyptian desert and were thus associated with fertility.
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