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Isis, Goddess, amulet depicting three gods


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Title amulet depicting three gods
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Isis, Goddess
Description Amulet depicting the triad of Isis, Osiris and Horus, cast in copper alloy. Osiris stands between Isis and Horus and is depicted as a mummiform man wearing a wesekh collar, false beard and atef-crown with uraeus and holding the crook and flail across his chest. To his right stands his sister-wife, Isis, wearing the cow-horn crown with sun disc, tripartite wig and long dress. To his right stands his son, Horus, depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing the double crown, tripartite wig and pleated shendyt kilt.
The three figures are connected by 2 strips on the reverse, one along the back of the headdresses and the other across the shoulders. The shallow rectangular base has a loop for suspension on the reverse and at one end.
Cultural Context Egyptian
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject jewellery, amulet, god, man, woman
Measurements 49 x 67 x 18 mm
Relation References Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 87-96, 101-107, 151-167
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Work Type amulet
 
 

 

 

 

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