Silver pendant of Osiris, Third Intermediate Period

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A rare pendant made of finely engraved silver plate. The engraving shows the god of the dead and fertility Osiris in his typical form as a mummy, arms crossed holding the crook and flail, wearing the Atef crown in front of a sacrificial table.
In ancient Egypt, silver was much rarer than gold and was therefore valued higher. Jewelry made of silver is very rare and was not worn by ordinary people, such jewelry as this pendant probable belonging to a person of high status . It was probably worn during lifetime and has survived the millennia till this day.

Date: Third Intermediate Period, 21th – 22th Dynasty 1085-713 B.C.
Material: Silver
Height: 4.2 cm

Estimate € 700 -900

Item condition: Good

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