|EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET OF IUSAAS, THE PRIMAL GODDESS
Striding, wearing crown with multiple uraei and scarab on top. Very rare, possibly unique type.
Late Period, ca. 712-30 BC
H. 2 1/2 in. (5.7 cm.)
Ex Canadian collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from J. Ede, London, in December 1996.
One of the principal deities of the thirteenth nome of Lower Egypt in the apex of the southeastern Delta, of which the capital was Heliopolis, she was the female counterpart of the male creative principle of Atum, the creator god, along with the goddess Nebethetepet, ‘mistress of the offerings’, as well as his consort.