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Faience figure of Shu: E.13.1903

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Faience figure of Shu


Shu, kneeling on one knee, arms upraised, sun disk on head. Shu was the god of sunlight and air.

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.3 cm

Find spot

  • ?Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1903) by Petrie, William Matthew Flinders, Sir


Late Period
Circa -664 - Circa 333 -332

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.13.1903
Primary reference Number: 50617
Oldadmincategory: A
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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