Egyptian Red Jasper Knot of Isis Amulet

$274.73

A finely crafted jasper Egyptian amulet of the Tit (also known as the Knot of Isis). The amulet features a beautifully vivid red colour, with veins of white running throughout. The amulet also features a pierced hole for suspension on its top.

Date: Circa 760-330 Century BC
Period: Late Dynastic Period
Condition: Very find condition.

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The Egyptians wore amulets alongside other pieces of jewellery. They were decorative, but also served a practical purpose, being considered to bestow power and protection upon the wearer. Many of the amulets have been found inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife. The Knot of Isis or Tit symbol depicts a knotted piece of cloth, and was associated with the goddess, Isis – the great magician, and wife of Osiris. It was considered to be a symbol of protection in the afterlife.

Jasper has been revered by ancient peoples and civilisations throughout the world as sacred and powerful stones of protection, for both the physical and spiritual realm. In Ancient Egypt red jasper was linked to fertility as it was named the fertilising blood of Mother Isis; legend states it was used to drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites. Many amulets made from jasper were found in Egypt with inscriptions to protect the wearer from death.

To find out more about Ancient Egyptian amulets please see our relevant blog post: Egyptian Amulets and their Meanings.

Weight 3.80 g
Dimensions L 3.4 x W 1 cm
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Culture

Region

Semi-Precious Stones

Egyptian Mythology

Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item number 17.194.2530

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