About this object

Sun in the horizon amulet (in Egyptian, Axhty). The red jasper 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 (Saite)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 525 BC (Dynasty 26)
  • Materials
    Jasper
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    11 mm x x 14 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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