Jun 22, 2007

Statuette of Isis and Horus

Statuette of Isis and Horus

664–30 BC

Bronze, solid cast

Overall: 22.9 x 5.5 cm (9 x 2 3/16 in.)

Bequest of Harley C. Lee and Elizabeth K. Lee 1993.110


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Originally, the goddess would have been provided with a wooden throne.


This statuette of Isis and Horus is a better than average example of an extremely common type. Isis offers her breast to her son Horus, who is seated on her lap. With her left hand she cradles the young god, while with her right she clasps her left breast. She wears a striated divine wig, vulture headdress, and uraeus, the details of which are finely incised. Above her are the modius, cow's horns, and a sun disk.
Horus sits at a right angle to his mother, his arms at his side. He wears the sidelock of youth and a uraeus. He is nude except for a broad collar and a chain from which is suspended a heart amulet.

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