About this object

Solid cast copper alloy statuette of Isis nursing Horus. The sun disc and cow's horns identify the subject as Isis, who is accompanied by her son, the young Horus, who sits on her knees. The goddess wears an incised tripartite wig with cobra headdress, decorated with a cobra head. She holds her left breast with her right hand for her son, who leans back, supported by his mother's left hand. The young god is naked and wears the blue crown (decorated with incised circles) and uraeus. Described by Professor Percy Newberry as being of a "very fine technique".

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period (Saite)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 525 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Weston Discovery Centre
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
    35 mm x 40 mm x 150 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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