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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,520 - 4,700
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Egyptian Seated Isis and Horus Statuette

26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC

A well executed bronze figure of Isis with the infant Horus on her lap; the goddess seated with feet resting on a square plinth, with uraeus to the brow, horns and disc crown, incised arm-rings, right hand supporting the left breast and left arm supporting the neck of Horus; the child sitting with extended hands resting alongside his thighs, wearing the Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt and with sidelock, socket tenon below; mounted on a custom-made stand. 383 grams total, 15.2cm with stand (6"). Fine condition, crown chipped.

Provenance
Formerly in a private UK collection, formed 1976-2012; previously in the Mr Marks collection, Belgium, assembled between 1967-1976; previously acquired from a Belgian dealer.

Literature
A similar figure is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York under accession number 45.4.4.