Amulet of Isis and Horus

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru, Ku 53B

Dimensions

Height: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.579

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue glazed faience female figure seated and suckling child. Crowned with horns and disc. Suspension ring through top of head.

Provenance

From el-Kurru. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition