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.
|12/31/1969||Treatment||examined for exhibition; examined for loan|
|11/08/1995||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
- 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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