Amulet of Isis nursing the infant Horus

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe

Dimensions

Other: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.337

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Gold seated figure of Isis suckling the God Horus who is seated on her knees. On the head of the Goddess, the uraeus, sun disc, and horus of Hathor. Behind the sun disc a loop.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 760. Beg. W. 760. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition