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LOT 0002

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(1 Bid, Reserve not met)   |   Current bid: £300
EGYPTIAN MEMPHIS TRIAD AMULET
LATE PERIOD, 664-332 B.C.
1 3/8 in. (9.1 grams, 37 mm high).

Rectangular plaque with ledge to the lower edge, ribbed loop above, the half-round figures of the goddesses Nephthys and Isis wearing their characteristic headdresses flank the figure of the young Horus wearing the sidelock of youth.

PROVENANCE:
From an early Home Counties, UK, collection, 1930-1940.
Ex London, UK, collection.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Andrews, C., Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London, 1994, p.18-19; a comparable Late Period example is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, inventory no. 17.194.2444.

FOOTNOTES:
The deities of this triad are the protagonists associated with the myth of Osiris.

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