Egyptian Bronze Sculpture of a Mongoose - FZ.033 - For Sale

Egyptian Bronze Sculpture of a Mongoose - FZ.033
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Origin: Sinai, Egypt
Circa: 600 BC to 300 BC
Dimensions: 1.375" (3.5cm) high x 3.75" (9.5cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Egyptian Antiquities
Style: Late Dynastic Period
Medium: Bronze
In a land like Egypt filled with serpents, the Ichneumon-- the sacred mongoose of the Nile-- enjoyed a special status. Swift and clever, he alone was able to outwit the anger of the cobra. A statue like this might have been offered to the mongoose god in return for his protection from snakebite. Though we are perhaps in less danger from such things today, it could hardly hurt to have this charming creature on our side. - (FZ.033)

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