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
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 26 (about 664 BC - 332 BC)
  • 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)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Greville Rev Chester

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1877-09-20
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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