Egyptian Two-Tone Faience Amulet of Nephthys

14639. Egyptian Two-Tone Faience Amulet of Nephthys

Late Period, Circa 664-332 B.C.

A good size striding female goddess with sheer dress and well defined female form and wig. Upon her head, she wears the characteristic headdress of a house atop a basket. Nice strong form and glazed surfaces.
Nephthys was a goddess common in Egyptian religions. She was the sister of Isis and, in myth, they mourned over the deceased Osiris together so they are shown in tombs as archetypal mourners. Height 3 1/2 inches. + custom mount. Excellent original condition. Loop hole intact. Provenance: Ex Private Midwest Private Collection; Parsons Collection, acquired in 1890. Thomaston Place Auctions, Maine, 8 November 2008, Lot 424.


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