About this object

Sun in the horizon amulet (in Egyptian, Axhty). The amulet represents the two hills of the eastern horizon with the sun rising between them. This amulet links the deceased with rebirth in the company of the newly risen sun.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Bloodstone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Rev. Greville John Chester, 1877
  • Collector
    John Greville Rev Chester
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1877
  • Measurements
    x 15 mm x 16 mm
  • Related people
    John Greville Rev Chester ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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