Egyptian fine bronze Isis and HorusE30
A sizeable cast bronze figure depicting the goddess Isis nursing the child Horus with fine engraved and cast details. Horus wears the crown of upper and lower Egypt and Isis wears her characteristic head-dress consisting of a sun disc suspended between two cow’s horns (this head-dress is cast separately and slots into Isis’ head above her Uraeus).
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 730-332 BC
18.3 x 4.8 cms (excluding attachment tang under the foot), 20.5 cms including display stand
Tip of one horn on the crown lost otherwise intact apart from general erosion and wear as seen in the photographs
Ex. private collection, Montpelier, France; acquired mid to late 20th Century
Supplied with a mid 20thC custom-made wood display stand