Bronze statue of Isis nursing Horus, Egypt, 600-30 BCE

Made:
600-30 BCE in Egypt
maker:
Unknown

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Bronze statue of Isis nursing the infant Horus, Egyptian, 600-30BC

The Egyptian god Isis was worshipped as the mother goddess, the goddess of fertility, and was married to Osiris. Osiris was murdered by Isis’ brother but was brought back to life long enough to conceive a son, Horus. Horus avenged his father’s death and became king.

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Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A25946
Materials:
bronze (copper, tin alloy), complete, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
statue: 180 mm x 35 mm x 67 mm,
type:
statue
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
Sotheby's
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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