Isis nursing Horus

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Statuette of Isis nursing Horus, Late period
Geographical origin unknown
Basalt

Donated by Sir James Key Caird, 1913
Museum number 1914-204-6

The queen of the gods and wife of Osiris, Isis is the oldest deity in Egypt and revered as the great protector. She was worshipped universally as the archetypical wife and mother and had magical powers of healing.

Isis nursing Horus
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