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Egyptian Bronze Seated Figure Isis Nursing Horus
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Egypt, Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 664 to 30 BCE. A skillfully cast copper alloy (bronze) figure depicting Isis - goddess of healing and magic - as she nurses her son, Horus, in her lap. Displayed in a seated position, Isis presents with bare feet placed atop an integral plinth, wearing a knee-length skirt, and grasping one exposed breast with her hand to position it near Horus' face. Isis' face protrudes outward above her breasts and features almond-shaped eyes, a full nose and lips, and cupped ears, all beneath a large tripartite wig with a frontal uraeus cobra, long lappets, a crown of uraeus cobras, and a pair of Hathoric horns flanking a sun disc. Horus faces nude to Isis' right side, has both arms draped down his sides, and wears the Pschent crown that symbolizes the unification via divine authority of Upper and Lower Egypt. Size: 3.875" L x 2.1" W x 8.3" H (9.8 cm x 5.3 cm x 21.1 cm); 10.375" H (26.4 cm) on included custom stand.

Cf. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 45.4.4

Provenance: ex-Nancy and Dr. E.F. Simpson collection, Los Angeles, California, USA, acquired from 1970 to 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Restoration to Isis' left elbow and areas of frontal uraeus cobra, with resurfacing along new material. Losses to horn tips, front of Horus' left foot, and proper front left corner of plinth. Encrustations and softening to finer details commensurate with age, with nicks and chips to Isis and Horus, and rough surface texture. Nice preservation to overall form and great patina throughout. Tangs beneath Isis' posterior and beneath integral plinth.
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Egyptian Bronze Seated Figure Isis Nursing Horus

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0007A: Egyptian Bronze Seated Figure Isis Nursing Horus

Current Bid: $1,500
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Est. $3,000 - $4,500Starting Price $1,500
Antiquities | Ethnographica | Fine Art
May 19, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Egypt, Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 664 to 30 BCE. A skillfully cast copper alloy (bronze) figure depicting Isis - goddess of healing and magic - as she nurses her son, Horus, in her lap. Displayed in a seated position, Isis presents with bare feet placed atop an integral plinth, wearing a knee-length skirt, and grasping one exposed breast with her hand to position it near Horus' face. Isis' face protrudes outward above her breasts and features almond-shaped eyes, a full nose and lips, and cupped ears, all beneath a large tripartite wig with a frontal uraeus cobra, long lappets, a crown of uraeus cobras, and a pair of Hathoric horns flanking a sun disc. Horus faces nude to Isis' right side, has both arms draped down his sides, and wears the Pschent crown that symbolizes the unification via divine authority of Upper and Lower Egypt. Size: 3.875" L x 2.1" W x 8.3" H (9.8 cm x 5.3 cm x 21.1 cm); 10.375" H (26.4 cm) on included custom stand.

Cf. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 45.4.4

Provenance: ex-Nancy and Dr. E.F. Simpson collection, Los Angeles, California, USA, acquired from 1970 to 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#172216
Condition
...
Restoration to Isis' left elbow and areas of frontal uraeus cobra, with resurfacing along new material. Losses to horn tips, front of Horus' left foot, and proper front left corner of plinth. Encrustations and softening to finer details commensurate with age, with nicks and chips to Isis and Horus, and rough surface texture. Nice preservation to overall form and great patina throughout. Tangs beneath Isis' posterior and beneath integral plinth.

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