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Statuette of Isis

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Reportedly From: Memphis, Egypt
  • DATES 305–30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 6 7/8 × 1 7/16 × 1 3/4 in. (17.5 × 3.7 × 4.5 cm) with base: 7 11/16 × 1 7/16 × 1 9/16 in. (19.5 × 3.7 × 4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze figure of a goddess, probably Isis. The goddess stands with her feet together. Her right arm, bent at the elbow, is extended forwards; and her right hand is pierced to hold a now missing staff of scepter. Her left hand, held at her side, is also pierced to hold a now missing attribute. The goddess wears a tight-fitting dress and lappet with uraeus. Atop her wig is a circular frieze of uraei which support cow’s horns and a solder disk. Condition: Black/Cu/cuprite patina. Extensive pitting over dress and upper body. Solar disk much pitted. Cuprite deposits still extant here and here. Right horn bent.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Statuette of Isis, 305–30 B.C.E. Bronze, 6 7/8 × 1 7/16 × 1 3/4 in. (17.5 × 3.7 × 4.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.370E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.370E_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.370E_view01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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