Statuette of Isis nursing Horus

Egyptian
Late Period–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynast
760–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

86.247

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This bronze statuette depicts the goddess Isis suckling the infant Horus. Isis wears the disc, horns and uraeus. One of the horns and part of the disc are chipped off.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription