Amulet of Hathor or Isis

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of Tabiry)

Dimensions

Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.581

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919: 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.

(Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition