Bronze-Statuette of Isis with Horus

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 25th-26th Dynasty, 750-525 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 20.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1062
Provenance: Private collection L.L.C., London. Acquired before 1975.
Condition: Beautiful dark green patina, intact.
Description: Very refined bronze figure of Isis holding her son Horus in her lap, nursing him with her left breast. Isis wearing a long close-fitting dress which reaches to her ankles, a bracelet on each arm, as well as a finely striated, tripartite wig. Also typical for her is the uraeus diadem, as well as the crown with cow’s horns, holding the sun disk. The nude Horus is depicted with the lock of youth. Statuettes of the goddess with her son were often used during the Late Period as offerings at holy sites. Furthermore, this depiction inspired the Christians for the representation of Holy Mary.