Isis Nursing Horus
Isis helped restore Osiris to life and raised their son Horus to avenge his murder. She was thus seen as a deity with great magical power and came to typify the faithful wife and devoted mother. She is shown here nursing the infant Horus. Her throne sits in the embrace of a vulture, a deity that spreads its wings about mother and child in a gesture of protection.
- Medium: Alabaster, bronze
- Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 712-525 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: second half of XXV Dynasty to XXVI Dynasty
- Period: Third Intermediate Period to Late Period
- Dimensions: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) Base: 1 1/4 x 2 3/16 x 5 5/16 in. (3.1 x 5.5 x 13.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.400E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Isis Nursing Horus, ca. 712-525 B.C.E. Alabaster, bronze, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.400E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (88%)