Isis Nursing the Child Horus
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
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.
ca. 664-525 B.C.E.
7 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 4 1/4 in. (19.1 x 4.1 x 10.8 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Isis Nursing 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.938E_threequarter_SL1.jpg)
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