Timeless are pleased to offer this fine condition late-period Egyptian Amulet, dating from 664 -332 B.C.E.
The Egyptians (in all their kingdoms) were lovers of the amulet, which they believed to provide protection, promote well-being, and bring good fortune. Amulets were placed under and in their houses, set up in their tombs and temples, tucked into the wrappings of their mummified dead, or like this particular piece, worn on the body as a charm. This particular piece is represents a stylised bunch of grapes and is strung on a silver chain
Pierced for suspension, this enigmatic ancient amulet measures around 22mm in length.
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN AMULET ON SILVER CHAIN
Acquired by Timeless on the UK antiquities market, 2019. Previously forming part of the Igor Karmiloff Collection (1915 - 2016), UN economist and author of Flashback, Icons of Impermanence. Originally acquired in the 1950s to early 1960s.