Amulet of Hathor or Isis

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Shabaka–Senkamanisken
712–623 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. W.), Tomb 787

Dimensions

Length: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.848

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of faded green glazed faience portrays a full-length, standing figure of a goddess, either Hathor or Isis, wearing a headdress of horns and a solar disk. There is a ring for suspension on the back of the head.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W), tomb 787. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition