Egyptian Art. Horus Seal Necklace. Sky God And Protector Of Pharaohs. For Sale
Egyptian Art. Horus seal necklace. Sky god and protector of Pharaohs.
Horus seal necklace
Height - 4 cm / 1-1/2 inches
Width - 3 cm / 1.2 inches
Strand length - 45 cm / 18 inches approx.
On offer here is a fine Egyptian seal necklace featuring the unmistakable profile of the god Horus.
Made of a limestone and quartzite composition stone it is threaded onto a strand of braided leather with silver clasps.
This type of amulet would have been pressed into clay or plaster when sealing a document and could work very well today with wax.
Horus was one of the most ancient of Egyptian gods being the progeny of an immaculate conception between the God Osiris and the Goddess Isis. At certain periods the king was known in one of his titles as 'the living Horus' who would try to establish and maintain order from chaos. This was the nature of Horus. A defender and fighter against his equally matched uncle Seth who was the god of disorder and destruction, storms and earthquakes. Depictions of Horus fighting Seth are common and can be looked at as the Egyptian version of Yin and Yang because one cannot overpower the other. Night and day, black and white, good and bad.
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