Exquisite Lapis Lazuli Ma’at Amulet

GBP 3,800.00

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Object Description

A rare Egyptian amulet finely modelled in lapis lazuli in the shape of the goddess Ma’at, portrayed seated on a pedestal base with the ostrich feather clearly visible on her head. Facial and anatomical features have been lightly carved.

In Ancient Egyptian culture and mythology Ma’at was the goddess of truth, justice, balance and harmony. She was often depicted with an ostrich feather, either on her hands or on her head. Ma’at amulets were worn by the living and by the mummies, as a guarantee of a successful judgment of the dead in the afterlife. It was against Ma’at’s ostrich feather that the heart was weighed to ascertain its owner’s worthiness to enter the Aaru, the Egyptian equivalent of Paradise.

Date: Circa 664 BC – 332 BC

Object Condition

Extremely fine, complete and intact. Earthy encrustations to the surface.

Object Details

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James
London
SW1Y 4AA

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