<em>Statue of Isis Nursing the Child Horus</em>, 664–332 B.C.E. Bronze, 10 7/16 x 2 11/16 x 3 7/16 in. (26.5 x 6.9 x 8.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.371E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.371E_PS2.jpg)

Statue of Isis Nursing the Child Horus

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664–332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 10 7/16 x 2 11/16 x 3 7/16 in. (26.5 x 6.9 x 8.8 cm)



Accession Number: 37.371E

Image: 37.371E_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Solid cast bronze statuette of Isis seated nursing the infant Horus. Though Isis is in a seated position her throne is missing and the deep tenon below the small base for her feet indicate that this was a composite sculpture. She wears a full length garment which is only defined by the line at the base of her neck and the hem just above her ankles. She wears a plain tripartite wig with single uraeus and sun disc with Hathor horns. Her right arm is bent at the elbow with her hand reaching below her left breast. Her left arm is also bent at elbow and outstretched with her hand reaching the back of the neck of Horus who wears a sidelock and uraeus only. His posture is angular and stiff; he leans back slightly; his arms are at his sides bent at elbows. His lower legs swing out slightly from his Mother's lap while his feet rest on a tiny, suspended flat base. There are not specifically fine details of workmanship though the facial features of Isis are sweet idealizing. Face of Horus perhaps slightly mutilated in casting. Negative space appears between right arm and torso of Isis, between bodies of Isis and Horus and between ankles of Isis. Condition: Bronze solid cast. Throne missing. Tip of left horn from crown broken away. Dark brown bronze apparently stable with some green and red patina.

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