Egyptian statuette of Isis nursing Horus

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Description

ITEMStatuette of Isis nursing Horus
MATERIALWhite faience
CULTUREEgyptian, Late Period, 26th – 30th Dynasty
PERIOD664 – 332 B.C
DIMENSIONS80 mm x 80 mm
CONDITIONGood condition, half of the body is missing
PROVENANCEEx French private collection
DESCRIPTIONIsis nursing her son Horus is one of the most popular images of this protective goddess. With one hand she is supporting her child while offering her breast to him to suckle with the other.
BIBLIOGRAPHYThe Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection Online collection database Accession number, 45.2.10