Egyptian carved stone Crocodile amulet, Sobk, Late Period, 26th-30th Dynasty , 664-332 BC

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Egyptian carved stone Crocodile amulet, depicting Sobk, the primeval symbol of rebirth.
Late Period,
26th-30th Dynasty ,
664-332 BC

Provenance: from an old Australian collection, brought to Australia between the wars circa 1920’s. Said to have been purchased from Flinders Petrie.
The idea of including a Crocodile in devotions was to propitiate this ever-dangerous creature, which under the name Sobk was linked to the reincarnation myth, sinking into and rising from the primeval waters like the sun….

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