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Statuette of Isis

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 305-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/4 × 1 3/4 × 7/8 in. (9.6 × 4.5 × 2.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Statuette of Isis, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 3/4 × 1 3/4 × 7/8 in. (9.6 × 4.5 × 2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.567E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.567E_NegC_SL4.jpg)
    IMAGE back, unedited master file, 37.567E_NegC_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Solid cast bronze figure of Isis. The goddess is shown standing, wearing a lappet wig with uraeus and crowned with cow’s horns and solar disk. She holds her winged arms forwards and outwards to protect some now missing figure with which she once formed a group. Condition: Surface covered by a brown/black patina. Ends of both wings missing: also missing are the tips of the cow’s horns. Feet brown off at ankles. Surface roughly worked.
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