Isis and Horus

Egyptian Maker
Late Period or Ptolemaic (664–30 B.C.) Date:
Bronze Medium
4 ¾ H x 1 ¼ W x 2 Diam. Dimensions
Gift of Heinrich Medicus Credit
2013.1.23 Accession number
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.
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