Egyptian Faience Isis Nursing Horus

Egyptian Faience Isis Nursing Horus

An ancient Egyptian light green faience amulet of Isis enthroned nursing the infant Harpokrates. The goddess sits on a high-backed throne and wears a long close fitting dress, and a solar disk crown with cows horns.

Saite Period, 26th Dynasty,
Ca. 664-525 BC.
Height: 2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm).
Repaired.

The image if Isis nursing Horus (Harpokrates, the infant Horus) is reminiscent of Mary and the baby Jesus.

cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 22.

Formerly in an English private collection.

Inv#: 3281

$3,000



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