Egyptian Bronze Isis Nursing Horus
An ancient Egyptian bronze statuette of the goddess Isis nursing the infant Harpokrates. Isis wears a full length close fitting gown, a vulture headdress with a frontal uraeus surmounted by a solar disk with cow horns.
Isis was the wife of Osiris, protector and patron of women, and model of conjugal love. She is often depicted suckling the infant Harpokrates. Later regarded as a healer, she became associated with Demeter, Aphrodite, and Hathor.
cf.: G. Scott, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, (Yale, 1986) p. 150, no. 84b.
Formerly in a European private collection.