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Triad of Osiris, Isis, and Horus

Period:
Late Period–Ptolemaic Period
Date:
664–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Cupreous metal
Dimensions:
H. 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.); W. 10.2 cm (4 in.); D. 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1942
Accession Number:
42.2.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
The immensely popular gods Osiris, Isis and Harpokrates are here represented as a triad standing in a row on a single base. Several loops study the group - one projecting from the side of the base at right angles, and others behind Harpokrates and Osiris: whether they are intended to allow for fixation in multiple contexts, or a rather a more symbolic addition, is a question.
Purchased from Stora Art Galleries, New York, 1942.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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