Egyptian Faience Osirian Triad Amulet. Unusual Type
C. 713-332 BC – Late Period
An interesting dark blue faience amulet depicting the Osirian triad consisting of Isis, Horus and Nebhat (Nepthys), the goddesses as protectresses standing side by side. Both Isis on the left and Nepthys on the right are wearing headdresses with Horus standing in the centre. These amulets would have been placed on the lower torso of the deceased, as both Nepthys and Isis were protectors of the dead.
Isis was one of the chief deities who was called the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. She was worshiped as the goddess of fertility and appears to have represented nature or the earth.
Nepthys, goddess of the dead and divine assistance and sister of Isis.
Small chip to edge otherwise good condition and nice detail. Unusual type.
Ref: Amulets by Petrie, similar example to plate XXVII.
English deceased estate
36mm height x 28mm width