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**Originally Listed At $350**

Egypt, Alexandria, Ptolemaic to Roman periods, ca. 332 to 30 BCE. A detailed, mold-made faience amulet in the form of the Triad of Alexandria. During the Ptolemaic period, Isis-Hathor, Serapis, and Harpocrates formed the Triad of Alexandria, and a cult arose for worshipping the three deities that combined Greek and Roman gods with Egyptian ones. Ptolemy introduced this worship as a way to unify the cultures under his rule. Isis-Hathor was connected to beliefs about childbirth and fertility; Serapis (Sarapis) signified abundance and resurrection, a combination of Osiris and Apis; and Harpocrates (a Greek version of Horus) was the god of silence, secrets, and confidentiality. Comes with custom stand. Size: 0.95" W x 1.2" H (2.4 cm x 3 cm); height on stand: 1.55" (3.9 cm)

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection acquired before 2000

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Minor chip to upper right corner, otherwise intact with excellent remaining detail.

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Egyptian Faience Amulet - Triad of Alexandria

Estimate $500 - $750Feb 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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