Amulet of Isis and Horus

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb D 77

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 4.4 x 1.2 x 2.0 cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7401

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of blue glazed faience in the form of the goddess Isis-Hathor, seated and wearing a tripartite wig and headdress of cow horns and sun disc. She suckles the child Horus who sits on her lap. Inscribed text on back.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb D 77. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription