Amulet piece

Part of a small (approx. 20mm in length and perhaps 40-50mm high when complete) faience (glazed ceramic) amulet. The form is the lower part of an Egyptian-style seated deity. These amulets, in this later period, were usually produced in Egypt itself, so this may well be originally of Isis and Horus, but it is impossible to tell. For other amulets see this fist amulet, and this amulet featuring the common magical and protective motif of a rider slaying a demon.

Provenience: LTE House I,4

Date: 350-700 C.E.

Object Number: 29-104-212

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Further Reading:

A comparandum, almost identical in size but complete, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.