Amulet (?) carved in dark green soapstone (steatite); one side depicting in relief three seated deities representing the Osirian triad, with seated Osiris wearing an Atef crown (white crown flanked by ostrich feathers), Isis recognisable by the throne hieroglyphic sign on her head and a third deity sporting a pschent crown, most likely Horus; second side with incised representation of several deities, arranged on two registers, including seated Thoth, Sobek (crocodile wearing an Atef crown), Amun-Min and possibly Isis (holding snakes and scorpions in her hands); the sun-discs featured on three different crowns are all sunken and were possibly inlaid with semi-precious stones (?); fragmentary and chipped in places.
- Production date
- 332 BC - 30 BC
- Curator's comments
- Examples of amulets with groups of deities: Andrews 1994, 18, fig. 13. Egyptian bronzes excluded, amulets depicting a sacred triad usually consist of Horus between Isis and Nephthys. Amulets with Osiris between Horus and Isis are attested, with sometimes Osiris taking the shape of Osiris-Canopus (a few examples in glazed composition, steatite and gilt wax, dated to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods: Petrie 1914, 36, no. 156a-d).
We do not have the dimensions of this object.
Andrews, C. 1994, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London.
Petrie, W.M.F. 1914, Amulets, London.
- Not on display
- Rather fair, though incomplete and bit chipped
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: CG39222
Miscellaneous number: JE33553 (Accession Number)
Miscellaneous number: SR3/8097e