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.
Late Dynastic Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC.
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 an old German private collection.