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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 One of several light blue faience beads of crude workmanship. Because the beads appear to have been created in the same shop, they have been strung together. From left to right are Horus wearing a disk, two plaques with Horus-the-Child flanked by Isis and Nephthys, Thoth, Horus in double crown, Nephthys, Shu (god of the atmosphere), Nephthys, Horus with disk, Thoth, two plaques, Horus-the-Child between Nephthys and Isis, and Khnum. The figures are pierced at shoulder height through a back pillar against which they stand. The plaques have pierced flat bands protruding from them. Amulets such as these were an important part of funerary equipment and the position in which some of them were laid on the mummy suggests that they were thought of as jewelry.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/23/1959Treatmentcleaned
8/03/1998Examinationexamined for condition
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
48.1678
Measurements
H: 7/8 x W: 9/16 x D: 1/4 in. (2.26 x 1.4 x 0.58 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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