Amulet of Isis and Horus
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of queen Tabiry)
Height x width x depth: 5.7 x 2.1 x 3 cm (2 1/4 x 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Made of blue glazed faience, this amulet portrays the goddess Isis seated and nursing her infant son Horus. Isis was originally crowned with a solar disk, uraeus and horns, now damaged. There was a suspension ring 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