Egyptian Limestone Isis Nursing Horus

Egyptian Limestone Isis Nursing Horus

An ancient Egyptian limestone statuette 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.

Late Period,
Ca. 700-30 BC.
Height: 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm).

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.

Formerly in a Canadian private collection.

Inv#: 6358


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