Amulet of Isis and Horus

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 51

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

24.619

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition