Egyptian Faience Shu Amulet
An ancient Egyptian green faience amulet of the god Shu, kneeling with arms raised to support the Sun.
Saite Period, 26th Dynasty,
Shu is a primordial Egyptian god personifying the air (a cool, calm influence). Shu was tasked with separating Nut (sky) and Geb (earth).
cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 19.
Formerly in the M. Carvin collection, (Vienna & New York), acquired prior to 1970.