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.
2 x 1 7/16 x 5/8 in. (5.1 x 3.6 x 1.6 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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)
front, 37.939E_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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