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Statue of a Seated Isis
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Statue of a Seated Isis


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Emphasizing her maternal and nurturing aspects, Isis cups her breast with her right hand, offering it to a now-missing figure of her son, Horus.
Conservation

Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition. Loose and lifting wire inlays were set down.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationother
12/31/1969TreatmentExamined, cleaned, stabilized
6/24/1981Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions The inscription on the top and sides of the base contains a prayer to Isis. The name of the donor is missing, but his father Pa-shevi-en-Mehet is mentioned.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
ca. 664-525 BCE (Late Period, 26th dynasty)
Medium
bronze with gold and electrum inlay
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.417
Measurements
H: 5 13/16 × W: 2 1/16 × D: 4 7/16 in. (14.8 × 5.2 × 11.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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