Bronze Statuette of Isis with Horus

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 26th dynasty, 664-525 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 16 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1162
Provenance: Private collection Albert Düll, Vienna, acquired ca. 30 years ago from the collection Häusinger, Vienna.
Condition: Horns and sun disk on the crown of Isis missing, the sidelock on the head of Horus with a small missing part. Otherwise of excellent quality.
Description: Very finely worked, slender solid bronze figure of Isis, holding her son Horus in her laps and offering him her left breast. Isis wears a tight, fitting dress reaching to her ankles. Her upper and lower arms covered with jewellery, the tripartite wig worked out with very fine strands in different sizes. Above it she wears a vulture headdress crowned with a modius of uraei. The clothless Horus boy with the sidelock of youth wears the double crown of Egypt identifying him as the ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt. This prominent depiction is more common with singular Horus statuettes (Harpocrates), but very rare in connection with seated Isis. For reference see a depiction in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 23.6.9. Furthermore, Horus wears an amulet around his neck, an attribute typical for child gods. On the preserved plinth an inscription, which is not identifiable anymore. Underneath a pin for fixation on a separately worked throne. Mounted on an old wooden base covered with a red velvet fabric.