Egyptian bronze figure representing “Isis” and “Horus”, Late Period, 26th-30th dinasty, 664-525 B.C.

This statuette represents the goddess Isis nursing the god Horus. Isis is the Egyptian mother goddess, who recovered the pieces into which the body of her brother Osiris had been divided and with him she managed to conceive her son Horus. Therefore, it is common to find the representation of both, with the goddess acting as a mother. The goddess appears seated, dressed in a long and tight garment and wearing a tripartite wig with horns. Isis holds her right hand on her chest and carries the child Horus sitting on her lap to her left. It would be a votive figure made to be given as offerings in the temples.


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