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Amulet of Hathor or Isis

This amulet of green glazed faience portrays a full-length, standing figure of a goddess, either Hathor or Isis, wearing a headdress of horns and a solar disk. There is a ring for suspension on the back of the head.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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

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

Object Place for Label

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

24.582

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets