Three Egyptian Faience Amulets in Gold Settings
A group of three ancient Egyptian large blue-green faience amulets of the gods Horus, Ra-Horakhty, and Isis, each standing with arms to the sides and wearing a headdress. All are set in antique gold mounts.
Saite Period, XXVIth Dynasty,
Protective amulets were worn by ancient Egyptians in life and were strung around mummies in great numbers to preserve the body of the deceased in the Afterlife.
cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 29, fig. 26.
Formerly in a Virginia estate collection, acquired in the 1970's or earlier; the settings probably by Khawam Bros. Cairo, 1920's.