Isis and Horus

Date: Late Period or Ptolemaic (664–30 B.C.)
Maker: Egyptian
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: 4 ¾ H x 1 ¼ W x 2 Diam.
Credit: Gift of Heinrich Medicus
Accession Number: 2013.1.23
The image of the goddess Isis with her son Horus on her lap was a very popular image in amulets as well as in votive metal sculptures. The cult of Isis was popular in the Roman world and the representation of the Madonna and Child in Christian iconography is thought to have originated from such early imagery.