Egyptian Faience Isis Nursing Horus
An ancient Egyptian light green faience amulet of Isis enthroned nursing the infant Harpokrates. The goddess sits on a high-backed throne and wears a long close fitting dress, and a solar disk crown with cows horns.
Saite Period, 26th Dynasty,
Isis was the wife of Osiris, protector and patron of women, and model of conjugal love. She is often depicted suckling the infant Harpokrates. Later regarded as a healer, she became associated with Demeter, Aphrodite, and Hathor.
cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 22.
Formerly in an English private collection.