22nd dynasty

Ancient Egyptian pendant (gold, lapis lazuli, and red glass), depicting the divine family of Osiris, Isis, and Horus.  On the pillar supporting Osiris is the cartouche of the 22nd Dynasty pharaoh Osorkon II (r. 872-837 BCE).   Now in the Louvre.   Photo credit: Guillaume Blanchard/Wikimedia Commons.

~ Neck from a vessel depicting the goddess Hathor flanked by felines.
Period: Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty: 21st-22nd Dynasty
Date: ca. 1070–712 B.C.
Place of origin: From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis), Temple of Bastet, ancient cache
Medium: Silver, gold

One of a pair of bracelets found on Shoshenq II’s body with representations of the Wadjet eye upon a basket. The eyes are depictions of the eyes of the god Horus with the right equated with the sun and the left equated with the moon. By wearing these bracelets the king would be protected and guided by the god into eternity.

From Tanis. Gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian and white faience. 3rd Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 887-885 BC. 
Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 72184B.


Scarab pectoral from the burial of Shoshenq II

The central motif is of a scarab beetle supporting the sun disc, It is flanked by two rearing cobras crowned with the “Hedjet” the white crown of Upper Egypt.

3rd Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 885 BC, gold, lapis lazuli, green and red faience. height: 7 cm, from Tanis. Now in the Egyptian Museum Cairo.

Triad of Osorkon II: Osiris flanked by Isis and Horus, Third Intermediate Period, c.874-850 BC (gold & lapis lazuli), Egyptian 22nd Dynasty (945-715 BC) / Louvre, Paris, France / Peter Willi / Bridgeman Images