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Amulet of Nephthys, Horus the Child, and Isis

A work made of faience.
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  • A work made of faience.

Date:

Late Period, Dynasty 26 (664–525 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Nephthys and her sister Isis appear in myths as mourners for Osiris. Here, identified by their headdresses, they flank the young Horus, the son of Osiris, symbolizing that from the death of Osiris, comes renewed life. This amulet would assure rebirth in the afterlife.

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Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of Nephthys, Horus the Child, and Isis

Origin

Egypt

Date

664 BCE–525 BCE

Medium

Faience

Dimensions

4.1 × 3 × 1.4 cm (1 5/8 × 1 1/8 × 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1910.162

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