Triad of Isis, the Child Horus, and Nephthys
After Osiris went to the afterlife, Isis raised her son Horus with the help of her sister Nephthys. Isis hid her son from his jealous uncle Seth, who had killed Osiris and taken the throne of Egypt from him. Amulets like this were placed on the lower torso of the mummy and protected the deceased as Isis and Nephthys protected Horus.
- Medium: Faience, glazed
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: 305-30 B.C.E.
- Period: Ptolemaic Period
- Dimensions: 2 x 1 7/16 x 5/8 in. (5.1 x 3.6 x 1.6 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.939E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Triad of Isis, the Child Horus, and Nephthys, 305-30 B.C.E. Faience, glazed, 2 x 1 7/16 x 5/8 in. (5.1 x 3.6 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.939E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)