A rare and beautiful Egyptian duck pendant.
Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, possibly Amarna Period.
Condition: Excellent and wearable
Provenance: private collection before 1980
The duck amulets were worn by the ancient Egyptians as jewelry and were believed to offer protection to the wearer. They also believed that the duck symbolized fertility and regeneration, and that carrying a duck amulet would help to ensure a bountiful harvest, the continuation of life and delicious food in the afterlife.
In addition to their protective qualities, it was believed that the duck could help the deceased navigate the waters of the underworld and reach the afterlife safely.
Today, Egyptian duck amulets are highly prized by collectors and are considered important artifacts of ancient Egyptian religion and culture. They offer a fascinating glimpse into the beliefs and practices of the ancient Egyptians and their use as magical protective objects.
Item reference: EG0113