London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
FOUR EGYPTIAN IRIDESCENT GLASS TYET AMULETS
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Each 'girdle of Isis' with green and gold iridescence
1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) high max (4)
The Groppi Collection, Switzerland; gifted by Dr. Keimer in 1954-1955.
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Probably representing a folded cloth, the tyet amulet first appeared under Amenhotep III and called for the power of Isis to protect the mummified body, cf. C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London, 1994, pp. 44-45.
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