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Amulet of Isis and Horus

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Amulet of blue glazed faience in the form of the goddess Isis-Hathor, seated and wearing a tripartite wig and headdress of cow horns and sun disc. She suckles the child Horus who sits on her lap. Inscribed text on back.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb D 77. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 4.4 x 1.2 x 2.0 cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7401

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets