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Triad of Isis, the Child Horus, and Nephthys

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

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
  • Place Made: Africa
  • 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)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.939E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Triad of Isis, the Child Horus, and Nephthys, 305-30 B.C.E. Faience, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.939E_front_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 37.939E_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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