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LOT 0002

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(1 Bid, Reserve not met)   |   Current bid: £300
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.

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

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.

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