4 June 2015
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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS AND HORUS
LATE PERIOD, 664-343 B.C.
The goddess seated with her feet on an integral plinth, clad in a tightly-fitted sheath and a broad collar, wearing a striated tripartite wig and a vulture headdress crowned with a modius of uraei supporting cow horns framing a solar disk, offering her left breast to her divine son Horus seated on her lap, her left hand supporting his head, Horus wearing a double-crown with stinger and a chord, an amulet around his neck, his plaited side lock of youth with incised details
9 in. (22.9 cm.) high
with Elias S. David (1891-1969), New York; thence by descent.
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For a similar example in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see no. 57 in M. Hill, ed., Gift for the Gods, Images in Egyptian Temples.
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