Egypt, Predynastic, Dynasty 1, 2950-2770BC / Statue of Heqat, the Frog Goddess / 2950-2770 BCEgypt, Predynastic, Dynasty 1, 2950-2770BC
Statue of Heqat, the Frog Goddess
2950-2770 BC

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Egypt
Creator Active Place: Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Predynastic, Dynasty 1, 2950-2770BC
Title: Statue of Heqat, the Frog Goddess
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -295
Creation End Date: -277
Creation Date: 2950-2770 BC
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: travertine
Dimensions: Overall: 15.4cm x 14.7cm x 15.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1976.5
Credit Line: Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund
Context: The frog goddess Hequat assisted at childbirth. Small frogs in semiprecious stone, glass, or faience were commonly used as amulets by women hoping for an easy delivery and by men and women in expectation of a successful rebirth into the next life. Because of its size, however, this image must have resided in a temple.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1976.5
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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