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Isis amulet

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Date:
332–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Ptolemaic vaulted graves (Birabi)
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
H. 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.); W. 0.9 cm (3/8 in.); D. 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.883
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
The four small figures of Isis, Khnum, Horus, and Nephthys and Khnum (26.7.883–26.7.886) are probably mummy amulets.
Excavated by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in the area of the Ptolemaic vaulted tombs in the Lower Asasif, 1907-1912. Received in division from the Egyptian Government. Carnarvon Collection. Purchased by the Museum from Almina Countess of Carnarvon, 1926.

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