Amulet of Hathor or Isis
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of Tabiry)
Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition