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Isis Nursing the Child Horus
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Isis Nursing the Child Horus


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A fragment from a statuette that once showed Isis nursing her divine son, Horus, portrays the goddess in a blue glaze, her hair set off in a deeper hue. The emblem on her head is the hieroglyphic sign for throne. This statuette was probably from the Reign of Ptolemy I Soter.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/23/1959Treatmentcleaned
7/20/1998Examinationexamined for condition
10/26/2000Treatmentcleaned
8/21/2011Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] throne
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
330-304 BC (Greco-Roman)
Medium
Egyptian faience with ligh and dark blue glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1533
Measurements
H: 2 1/2 x W: 1 1/16 x D: 1/2 in. (6.3 x 2.62 x 1.31 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)

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