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A good Egyptian faience triad amulet, Late Period ca 664 - 332 BC

EJ1608

of green/blue glazed faience, depicting Isis, Horus and Nephthys, all three shown standing, the two goddesses wearing their named headdress, flanking Horus as a child shown naked, wearing the sidelock of youth, all three holding hands, an attachment loop above. Later mounted in a 14K gold pendant with lotus styled bail for a chain, a fabulous merge of ancient and antique art. A piece to treasure forever.

for related examples see: Anne K. Capel, Glenn Markoe, Cincinnati Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum "Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven: Women in Ancient Egypt", (1996) Hudson Hills Press, #20h and Carol Andrews; Amulets of Ancient Egypt (London, 1994) back cover. 

Condition:   The amulet is intact and in very good condition overall, with good mineral deposits.   A lovely wearable example.

Dimensions:   Amulet height:  1 inch (2.5 cm)  

Provenance:  private Maryland collection, acquired from Alex Malloy in the 1970's.


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