An Ancient Egyptian aquamarine-blue faience amulet depicting the Osirian triad; Nephthys, Horus and Isis, standing side-by-side on an integral plinth against a back pillar, each goddess wearing a tightly-fitted sheath and a headdress with her attribute, each holding one of the divine child's hand. Top ribbed suspension loop; flat backed.

 

Saite Period: Circa 7th-6th century B.C.

Condition: Very fine; complete and intact

Height 3.6cms (1.4 ins).

 

For a similar example, see Metropolitan Museum of Art; item accession number: 17.194.2444 Also Cf. W.M.F. Petrie, Amulets (London, 1914), pl. XXVII, no. 152a-b.

 

These three deities make up the Osirian triad from the great myth in Egyptian funerary religion. Horus, the young boy in the centre, was the son of Osiris. His uncle Seth tried to kill him in order to become king of the gods, but Horus was saved by the magical skill and cunning of his mother, Isis. Nepthysis, Horus' aunt, aided her sister in his escape. Because both goddesses were magicians, they were excellent protectors of the vulnerable mummy. Small faience triads, such as this one, were generally placed on the lower torso of the deceased.

 

 

Egyptian faience Osirian Triad amulet

SKU: J269
£425.00Price
  • Shipping group A (see Shipping & Returns page for details)

ZOOM:  Ctrl+

RESET: Ctrl0

AM_mc_vs_ms_ae_UK.png
bank-transfer.png
cheque.png

To pay by bank transfer or UK cheque, contact us before you order

TimesAncient

dealers in ancient art and antiquities

Subscribe here to receive occasional email notifications of additions to our catalogue

Thanks for submitting!

Optional extras for shipping to the EU

Contact us on timesancient@gmail.com before ordering to discuss paying extra to have import taxes and handling fees covered in advance.

This could work out cheaper and quicker.