Tyet Amulet

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Greenish-grey stone
Dimensions: 4.2 cm high
Price: Reserved
Ref: 1258
Provenance: Collection Ezeldeen Taha Eldarir, acquired on 15 May 1930 from Salahaddin Sirmali in Cairo and were then exported to the USA.
Condition: Intact
Description: Very beautifully worked out Tyet amulet of greenish-grey stone, which is also called the knot of Isis. Unlike the Ankh symbol the sidearms curve down. The front with a large, ovoid head, long arms and legs broadening downwards. On top a ribbed eyelet for suspension. The Tyet amulet is one of the most important knot amulets. It represents a significant protection for pregnant and bearing women and was a symbol for immortal life (indicated in this case by the green color). Amulets such the present one were also placed on mummies and should protect the deceased from all dangers in the afterlife.