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Isis knot (tyet) amulet

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A type of amulet known as the tyet consists of an open, knotted loop of cloth from which hangs a long sash flanked by a pair of loops. These amulets were closely associated with the goddes Isis and her protective powers. From the New Kingdom on, Egyptians and later Nubians routinely included...

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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: March 1, 1919)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 6 x 3.8 x 0.7 cm (2 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.1086

Medium or Technique

Red jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets