Amulet of Isis

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7540 X-II, in debris

Dimensions

Width x height: 0.9 x 4.5 cm

Accession Number

27.1978

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of faded gren faience show the goddes Isis wearing a long sheath dress and heavy wig, standing and striding forward. On her head is the hieroglyphic sign for her name.

Provenance

From Giza, pit G 7540 X-II, in debris. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Acession date: December 14, 2004)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition