An Egyptian Red Jasper Sun Disc Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
EA2123Regular price $650 USD
Akhet sun-on-horizon amulets, such as this example, represent the two hills of the eastern horizon with the sun rising between them. Characteristic of the twenty-sixth dynasty and later, this amulet links the deceased with rebirth in the company of the newly risen sun. This example is finely carved from matte red jasper, and features a sun disc rising above a plinth with an inverted top edge.
For a similar example, see: Carol Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt (London, 1994), p. 88, no. 90e.
Dimensions: Length: 3/4 inch (2 cm)
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall. A rare and fine example.
Provenance: Private collection of Geoffrey Metz, Egyptologist, Sweden, acquired from the trade in the 1990s. Metz catalog number M1012.