Statue of Egyptian God Sobek by Artisans Guild International
For sale is a 12″ statue of the Egyptian God Sobek (also called Sebek, Sochet, Sobk, Sobki, Soknopais, and in Greek, Suchos) that is guilded in 24 kt gold leaf.
This is a museum quality reproduction manufactured and distributed by Artisans Guild International.
The statue is stamped AGI 91 on the back of the base, which stands for Artisans Guild International 1991 (the year the statue was made).
All artwork and detail on this statue is made to look as authentic as actual items on display in museums all over the world.
This is a very rare item as Artisans Guild International no longer manufactures nor distributes any museum reproductions.
If you are familiar with AGI’s work, you know the quality and worth of this item.
Sobek was the deification of crocodiles which were feared in a nation so dependent on the Nile River. Egyptians who worked or traveled on the Nile hoped that if they prayed to Sobek, he would protect them from being attacked by crocodiles. The god Sobek, which was depicted as a crocodile or a man with the head of a crocodile was a powerful and frightening deity; in some Egyptian creation myths, it was Sobek who first came out of the waters of chaos to create the world. As a creator god, he was occasionally linked with the sun god Ra.
The statue is in excellent condition. Please use photos as a reference to the cosmetic condition.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to see any additional photos, please do not hesitate to ask.
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