~Pendant on a chain.
Period: Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty: Dynasty 21–24
Date: 1070–712 B.C.
From the source: According to Egyptian mythology, the young sun god was borne up out of the primordial waters of chaos inside a blue lotus flower, which opened to reveal him on the first morning. The artist of this fine pendant characterized the god’s tender age with the sidelock of youth. He is seated with knees drawn up as in a hieroglyph. The tiny uraeus on his brow proclaims him as royalty, illustrating the link between the king and the young sun god.