Shu Amulet

Late Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 127

Shu, god of the air, is associated with the principle of life. In the Heliopolitan creation myth, Shu initiated life by raising the sky to separate it from the earth. In amulets Shu kneels with arms raised to perform this feat. Very often a sun disk is shown over his head, alluding to the sky.

Shu Amulet, Faience

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