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This is a timeless and piece on display in the Immaculate conceptions and Divine Births Gallery here in the fine halls of ACC. It depicts the mother goddess Isis and her son Horus. They are two prominent figures in their religion and their stories are numerous and overlapping both with each other, their relatives, deities of other times and religions, and simply other personifications. This statue is a mere 5.5 inches tall and 2 inches wide and likely served as an object of worship. It was created at the end of the great Egyptian Dynasty. It is stylized as most of the statues of this subject are, though Isis follows the cannon of proportions while her son is disproportionate for a child. Isis is often referred to as the “house of Horus” or the “house of the Sun” and thus her headdress. The statue is made of steatite and basalt, which were as common of a medium for carving as the worship of these gods was for centuries and centuries.
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