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Statuette of Isis and Horus

Period:
Late Period–Ptolemaic Period
Date:
400–200 BC
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Memphis (Mit Rahina)
Medium:
Blue faience
Dimensions:
H. 12.9 × W. 3.7 × D. 7.2 cm (5 1/16 × 1 7/16 × 2 13/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.866
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
The child Horus is missing, but the smiling figure of his mother Isis is preserved. On her head she wears the customary hieroglyph for her name over a vulture cap and an echolonned wig. Her nurturing breasts are round and prominent as is characteristic of the Ptolemaic Period. The feather pattern on her throne is supplemented by a small sema-tawy, unification symbol, inidicative of royalty.
Formerly Carnarvon Collection, purchased in Cairo before 1923. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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