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 decorated with a rosette flower.
Pierced for suspension, this enigmatic ancient amulet measures around 26mm in diameter.
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ROSETTE AMULET
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.