Amulet of Isis and Horus

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, El-Kurru, Ku 53

Dimensions

Other: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.702

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Green glazed faience. Seated female figure crowned with horns and disc with child on knee. Head of child and tip of one horn missing. Hole at back of 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