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Figurine of Isis with child Horus

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Two-color faience statuette of Isis nursing the infant Horus. The upper part of Horus's body is now missing, as are Isis's arms. An unusually large example of this type of figurine in faience. The hard faience is characteristic of the last dynasties and the first part of the Ptolemaic Period....

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Provenance

By 1971, with Charles D. Kelekian, New York; purchased by the MFA from Charles D. Kelekian, December 8, 1971.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, 399–300 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 3 x 6cm (5 1/2 x 1 3/16 x 2 3/8in.)

Accession Number

1971.645

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture