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Statue of Isis Protecting Osiris
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Statue of Isis Protecting Osiris


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Description During the 26th Dynasty, donors seeking favors presented votive statues of deities in temples. Here, Isis places her hands and wings on either side of the smaller figure of Osiris in a gesture of protection, which is enhanced by her greater size. The artist's great skill is evident in the smooth, rounded forms and the level of detail carved into the hard stone. The statue was an offering to Isis by a man named Psf-tan-ani-(em)-Sakhmet.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Treatmentexamined for exhibition; examined for loan
11/08/1995Loan Considerationexamined for loan
10/06/1998Examinationsurvey
Exhibitions
  • Mistress of House Mistress of Heaven: Women in Ancient Egypt. Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn. 1996-1997.
  • Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos (The Origin of the World. Egypt’s Last Creation Myth). Roemer- und Pelizaeus- Museum, Hildesheim; Kunsthalle Leoben, Leoben. 2014-2015.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 589-526 BC (Late Period)
Medium
green shist
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.199
Measurements
H: 14 1/8 x W: 2 1/2 x D: 5 9/16 in. (35.8 x 6.3 x 14.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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