Egyptian Lapis Lazuli Sun-Disc

$93.50

An Egyptian dark lapis lazuli amulet of the sun-disc in the form of a flattened disc on a low stand. Pierced through the centre for suspension.

 

Date: Circa 6th - 1st Century BC
Period: Late Dynastic - Ptolemaic period
Condition: Fine condition.

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Product Code: AS-357
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The Egyptians wore amulets alongside other pieces of jewellery. They were decorative, but also served a practical purpose, being considered to bestow power and protection upon the wearer. Many of the amulets have been found inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife.

Sun-disc amulets were hung upon the deceased, granting union with the sun god during his passage across the sky, and as he was reborn each morning.

To find out more about Ancient Egyptian amulets please see our relevant blog post: Egyptian Amulets and their Meanings.

Weight 1.4 g
Dimensions W 1.4 x H 1.6 cm
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Culture

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Semi-Precious Stones

Reference: Andrews, C., Amulets of Ancient Egypt

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