Figure of Isis with Horus the Child

M11427

On display

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".