Bronze Statuette of Isis with Horus

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 17.5 cm high
Price: 3 600 Euro
Ref: 1203
Provenance: Private collection Dr. J. B., Vienna. Acquired on 28 September 1998 at Dorotheum Vienna, lot 229.
Condition: A restoration on Isis’ left arm, Horus’ head reattached.
Description: Bronze figure of Isis holding her son Horus in her laps and offering her left breast to nurse him. Isis wears a tight fitting sheath dress reaching to her ankles, as well as a striped, tripartite wig, above the vulture-shaped crown. Also typical for her is the uraeus diadem as well as the crown with cow horns enclosing the sun disk. The nude Horus is depicted with the lock of youth. On the bottom of the plinth a tenon for mounting of a separately worked out throne missing today. Statuettes of the goddess with her son were widely used as votive offerings in sanctuaries as of the Late Period. Furthermore this depiction inspired Christianity for their Holy Mary, mother of Jesus.