Statuette of Isis nursing Horus

Egyptian
Late Period
760–343 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 27 x 6.3 x 6.5 cm (10 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1990.312

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze seated statue of Isis suckling Horus. Isis holds the child, Horus, in her lap. She wears a headdress of horns and a sun disc. One of the horns is broken off. There is a bird on her forehead. Its wings are detailed on her wig. She wears a broad collar and a long skirt. Her feet rest on a base that is inscribed. The feet of Horus and the side of Isis’ lap is broken off. Horus is wearing a broad collar and a head piece. The surface is corroded.

Provenance

Source Unknown

Credit Line

Source unidentified