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Isis with Horus the Child
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Isis with Horus the Child
English: For the ancient Egyptians, the goddess Isis was the model of the loyal wife and mother, as well as a powerful magician. She was the wife of the god Osiris and the mother of Horus. Just as the king of Egypt was associated with Horus in life and Osiris in death, queens of Egypt were linked with Isis, and their visual representations have similarities with the goddess. For example, both may be depicted wearing the vulture headdress shown here. The crown composed of a sun-disk and cow horns originally belonged to Hathor, but was assimilated by Isis.
Date between circa 680 and circa 640 BC (Late Period)
Medium bronze, remains of silver inlay

55 × 15 × 23.5 cm (21.6 × 5.9 × 9.2 in);

61 cm (24 in) (h. base and object)
institution QS:P195,Q210081
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Place of creation Egypt
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Credit line Acquired by Henry Walters
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