Faience Necklace with Seven Amulets

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 82 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 1421
Provenance: French private collection C. R., acquired on 17 April 1999 from an auction in Vitry-le-François.
Condition: Necklace is modern threaded and ready-to-wear. Amulet and beads are throughout intact.
Description: Long, multi-layered necklace of blue, green and brownish faience tubes. On the last and longest loop are seven faience amulets. Left a large amulet of the goddess Taweret with a hippopotamus head of white faience, followed by an amulet of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet with a sun disk, which should protect against illnesses. In the centre two faience amulets of Thoth, god of wisdom and scripture, in human form with an ibis head. To the right a heart amulet for vitality of blue-green faience, as well as a djet pillar for endurance of white faience. To the far right finally another amulet of Thoth. The necklace with a modern clasp and ready-to-wear.