Egyptian Turquoise Faience Knot of Isis Amulet

$164.84

A finely crafted Egyptian turquoise faience amulet of the Knot of Isis, also known as Tit. The amulet features two loops for suspension and a flat, unworked reverse.

Date: Circa 1550-1069 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Condition: Fine, some earthly encrustations remain on the surface. Suspension loops might have been restored with artificial glue, a common practice for this kind of amulets.

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SKU: CS-193 Category: Tag:

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.

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

Weight 0.43 g
Dimensions H 2.5 cm
Culture

Egyptian Mythology

Faience

Region

Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item number 89.2.638

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