Egyptian Amulets

Three ancient Egypt faience amulets.

The figure of Sekhmet, a warrior goddess as well goddess of healing. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert. She was seen as the protector of the Pharaohs and led them in war fare.

Late period, ca. 664 BC – ca. 332 BC.

Height: 73 mm.

Provenance: Mieke Zilverberg, Amsterdam

€ 550,-

 

The figure of Thoureris, the benevolent protectress of fertility and childbirth. Depicted with the head of a hippopotamus, standing upright, the tail of a crocodile and the claws of a lion. Mounted on a wooden base with title ‘The goddess Thoueris’.

Late period, ca. 664 BC – ca. 332 BC.

Height: 34 mm.

Provenance: Mieke Zilverberg, Amsterdam

 

The figure of the Hawks, wearing plumes, Sacred to Horus. Mounted on a wooden base.

XXII Dynasty, ca. 1000 BC.

Height: 25 mm.

Provenance: Mieke Zilverberg, Amsterdam

The set of two amulets: € 950,-