Amulet of Isis and Horus

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of queen Tabiry)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 5.7 x 2.1 x 3 cm (2 1/4 x 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.658

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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.

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