Selection of Amulets of Egyptian Gods

£ 250.00

A selection of six faience amulets depicting various Egyptian gods.

NB: The price is per individual item.

Date: Circa 664-30 BC
Period: Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
Condition: Very fine, all amulets feature a loop for suspension. Item A’s loop holds earthly encrustation inside.
£ 250.00
Choice of Item A C E F
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Product Code: ES-38
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The Ancient Egyptians wore amulets alongside other pieces of jewellery. Amulets were decorative, but also served a practical purpose, being considered to bestow power and protection upon the wearer. Many amulets have been found inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife. Depictions of deities in amulet form also had widespread popularity for many thousands of years in ancient Egypt, as it was a common way of invoking the assistance or protection of a particular god. The nature of this assistance can often be determined by the gods’ particular spheres of influence.

To discover more about amulets in the Ancient Egyptian world, please visit our relevant post: Amulets in Ancient Egypt.

Dimensions H 3 cm
Region

North Africa

Egyptian Faience

Grey Faience

Egyptian Mythology

Horus, Isis, Nephthys, Ra, Sobek, Thoth

Choice of Item

A, B, C, D, E, F

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