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Isis with Horus

Ptolemaic Period
332–30 B.C.
From Egypt
Statue: marble; Base: limestone
H. 19.9 × W. 5.1 × D. 10.4 cm (7 13/16 × 2 × 4 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.180a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
Isis with her son Horus seated on her lap is sculpted here in a marble with a distinctive bluish cast. It is notable that dense whitish stones are popular choices for statuettes of the goddess and her son. The statuette fits into a separate ancient base of limestone.
Purchased at auction, Sotheby's New York, 1979.

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