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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.

  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 664–525 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26
    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)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Inscribed for the son of P-di-ese.
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, 37.938E_threequarter_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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