Statue of Isis Holding the Child Horus
The Heliopolitan creation myth provided some of the prototypes for Egyptian queenship. Isis, for example, served as the faithful wife and aide of the ruling monarch Osiris and as the mother of the future king Horus.
- Medium: Slate
- Place Found: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 664-525 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXVI Dynasty
- Period: Late Period
- Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 4 1/4 in. (19.1 x 4.1 x 10.8 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: 37.938E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Statue of Isis Holding the Child Horus, ca. 664-525 B.C.E. Slate, 7 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 4 1/4 in. (19.1 x 4.1 x 10.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.938E. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Inscribed for the son of P-di-ese.
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)