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Triad of Isis, Horus and Nephthys
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Triad of Isis, Horus and Nephthys


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Description While Egyptian jewelry was worn in daily life, most of the examples known today came from tombs, where they adorned mummies. Amulets provided magical protection for the wearer in both life and death. The consistent color and workmanship of the 13 light-blue faience figures of gods owned by the Walters (this one and Walters 48.1677, 48.1679, 48.1680, 48.1684, 48.1701, 48.1702, 48.1704, 48.1705, 48.1708, 48.1709, 48.1710 and 48.1711) suggest that they came from the same workshop. Represented here are Horus the Child (Harpokrates) flanked by Isis and Nephthys.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/23/1959Treatmentcleaned
11/01/1978Treatmentcleaned; other
9/03/1998Examinationexamined for condition
4/12/2006Treatmentcleaned; coated
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
4th-1st century BC (Late Period-Greco-Roman)
Medium
Egyptian faience with blue glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1676
Measurements
H: 7/8 x W: 7/16 x D: 1/8 in. (2.19 x 1.18 x 0.25 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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