Egyptian Faience Amulet of Nephthys

14644. Egyptian Faience Amulet of Nephthys

Late Period, Circa 664-323 B.C.

A small 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 1 1/8 inches. + inscribed old style stone pedestal base.

Provenance: Midwest Private Collection’ Bearnes, Hampton, and Littlewood, Exeter, UK, 2000s before that.


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