Amulet of Isis and Horus
Third Intermediate Period to Late Period, Dynasty 21–30
Height x length: 5.7 x 2.8 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet is composed of light brown paste with no surviving glaze. It is pierced at the back for suspension. Isis is seated and wears a sheath dress and a headdress topped by a sun disk between cow horns. The infant Horus sits on her lap.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way