Collection

Goddess Isis with Horus the Child on Her Knees

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  • Goddess Isis with Horus the Child on Her Knees 2
  • Goddess Isis with Horus the Child on Her Knees 3
  • Goddess Isis with Horus the Child on Her Knees 4
  • Goddess Isis with Horus the Child on Her Knees 5
Basic information
ID
С-I-2396
Author
unknown
Name
Goddess Isis with Horus the Child on Her Knees
Date of creation
1st mill. BC
Culture
Ancient Egypt
Technique
casting
Material
bronze
Dimensions (height x width x depth, cm)
7.5 x 3 x 2.5
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
The figure is depicted in a sitting position; a head and chest are full-faced. The clothing is in the form of a long tight-fitting dress. On the forehead of Isis there is an uraeus, on the top of the head – a crown made of uraei over which cow horns with a solar disk in the middle are rising. The hair is performed in the form of a lush wig made of thin braids, which is divided into three parts as follows: one part of hair is falling on the back, the other two, fixed at the ends, are falling on the chest, while the ears remain open. A child is depicted without clothes, his head is hairless, except for the sidelock of youth falling down from the left temple; on his forehead there is an uraeus. The forearm of Isis's left hand is lowered (the elbow is missing) with the head of Horus resting on the palm; the right hand palm is supporting the breast on the left side. Isis is sitting on the throne, the basis of which is a rectangular wooden stand. The feet are missing or hidden inside the stand.