Figurine of seated goddess Isis with her child Horus on her lap - 910X269.335_1

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Figurine of seated goddess Isis with her child Horus on her lap

Medium:Glazed composition (faience)
Geography: Undetermined site, Egypt
Date: c. 664-332 BC
Period: Late Period
Dimensions:
4.3 x 1.9 x 4.4 cm
Object number: 910X269.335
Not on view
Description

Protective figures of the seated goddess Isis with the child Horus on her lap become very popular in Egypt during the 1st millennium B.C. The name of Isis is written in ancient Egyptian with the sign of a throne, so the throne is an emblem that identifies the goddess.  In addition, Isis is the mother of the god Horus with whom the Egyptian king was identified. These royal connections give added power to the fundamental symbol of a mother holding and supporting her child on her lap.  Here the top part of the figure of Isis and the head of Horus are missing. The sides of of the throne in this figure are decorated with an incised shell-like pattern. (S.B. Shubert)





Collection:
Egypt
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