A fine Egyptian faience necklace, composed of blue cylindrical beads and small flattened black, green, red and white disc shaped beads, alternating in different combinations. Central to the necklace sits a Horus amulet, depicted as a falcon wearing the double crown of Egypt. The cylindrical and small faience beads come from a collection of beads discovered by Flinders Petrie at Gurob.
Date: Circa 1069-744 BC Period: Third Intermediate Period Condition: Condition: Excellent condition. The necklace has been finished with a small gold, plated clasp (please be aware that the clasp has not been professionally tied). When folded the necklace measures 23.6cm in length.
Horus was depicted as two deities; Horus the Elder and Horus the Younger. Horus the Elder was considered god of the sky and the son of Geb (Earth) and Nut (Sky). As a god he was associated with both the sun and the moon. Horus the Younger was the son of Osiris and Isis, he too was associated with the sky, sun and the moon. He was the protector of Egypt’s royalty and defender of order, uniter of the two lands (lower and upper Egypt). Over time, both Horus deities were merged with Ra, the sun god, and represented as a falcon headed man bearing the sun disk and the crown of upper and lower Egypt.
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