Statuette of Isis
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
6 7/8 × 1 7/16 × 1 3/4 in. (17.5 × 3.7 × 4.5 cm)
with base: 7 11/16 × 1 7/16 × 1 9/16 in. (19.5 × 3.7 × 4 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Statuette of Isis. Bronze, 6 7/8 × 1 7/16 × 1 3/4 in. (17.5 × 3.7 × 4.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.370E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.370E_view01.jpg)
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Bronze figure of a goddess, probably Isis. The goddess stands with her feet together. Her right arm, bent at the elbow, is extended forwards; and her right hand is pierced to hold a now missing staff of scepter. Her left hand, held at her side, is also pierced to hold a now missing attribute. The goddess wears a tight-fitting dress and lappet with uraeus. Atop her wig is a circular frieze of uraei which support cow’s horns and a solder disk.
Condition: Black/Cu/cuprite patina. Extensive pitting over dress and upper body. Solar disk much pitted. Cuprite deposits still extant here and here. Right horn bent.
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