Amulet of Isis and Horus
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 51
Height x width x depth: 8.8 x 3 x 2.8 cm (3 7/16 x 1 3/16 x 1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Made of pale blue glazed faience, this amulet represents the goddess Isis and supporting in her left hand the child god Horus on a pedestal. Isis is crowned with ring of uraei above which are horns and a solar disc.
From el-Kurru, Ku. 51 (tomb of an unidentified queen of Piankhy). 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