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Triad of Isis, Horus and Nephthys

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 664–525 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period, Saite Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/4 × 1 5/16 × 1/2 in. (4.4 × 3.3 × 1.3 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pale green glazed faience amulet representing the triad of, from left to right, Isis, Horus as a child and Nephthys. The three stride upon a flat plinth with high back slab. Isis and Nephthys hold Horus’ hands; they wear striated lappet wigs, and their emblems (throne and “ht” sign supporting a “neb” basket) upon their heads. The figures are well modelled with large breasts and pronounced navels. Condition: Glaze stained light brown over much of surface; glaze pitted around figures; otherwise good.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Triad of Isis, Horus and Nephthys, ca. 664–525 B.C.E. Faience, 1 3/4 × 1 5/16 × 1/2 in. (4.4 × 3.3 × 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1000E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1000E_NegID_37.1000E_GRPA_cropped_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1000E_NegID_37.1000E_GRPA_cropped_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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