Amulet of Isis and Horus
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta)
Height x width x depth: 3.8 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm (1 1/2 x 11/16 x 11/16 in.)
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This blue glazed faience amulet shows the goddess Isis suckling her infant son Horus. She is seated and wearing a narrow sheath dress, and is crowned with horns and a solar disc. A suspension ring at back of crown enabled the amulet to be strung. It was found broken at the neck and has been mended.
From el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 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