Selection of Amulets of Egyptian Gods

£ 195.00

A selection of two faience amulets depicting Egyptian gods.

NB: The price is per individual item.

Date: Circa 664-30 BC
Period: Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
Provenance: Ex. 1930's English collection.
Condition: Item A is fine, with one of Taweret's breasts missing, a crack to the head, chip to the shoulder and base, and encrustations over the whole including the hole of the suspension loop. Item B is very fine, with a repair to Isis's head, detailed features, minor chipping and some encrustations over the whole.
£ 195.00
Choice of Item B
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Product Code: ES-44
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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 cm
Choice of Item

A, B

Egyptian Faience

Blue Faience

Region

North Africa

Egyptian Mythology

Isis, Tawaret

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