About this artwork
One side of this ring bears the title of a priest of Thoeris named Horemakhbit. The other side shows Isis wearing her tall horned headdress and seated on a throne nursing Horus, surrounded by flowers that represent the papyrus marsh in which she sheltered her son. The name Horemakhbit means “Horus in the Marsh”; therefore the image of Isis and Horus is a visual pun of the priest’s name.
Currently Off View
- Arts of Africa
- Ancient Egyptian
- Ring Depicting Isis and Horus
- 305 BCE–30 BCE
- The priest of Taweret, Hor-[em]-akhbet.
- 1.6 × 2.2 × 2 cm (5/8 × 7/8 × 13/16 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson