Statue of the Goddess Isis

Apart from being the mother goddess per se, Isis was also a protective deity, as depicted by this bronze statuette. She is attached to a thin base with a tenon. On her head she is wearing cow horns supporting a sun disk, and a striated wig with a uraeus on her forehead.

Statue of Goddess Isis
Statue of Goddess Isis

Her winged arms are spread out obliquely. The feathers on the outside are rendered by dots (flight feathers) and stripes (wing feathers). The bird’s plumage is depicted on her back like scales; a broad, short tail has been carved on her buttocks.

Statue of Goddess Isis
Statue of Goddess Isis

Late Period, ca. 664-332 BC. Now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Inv. 340

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