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Seated Isis with Infant Horus

Culture Egyptian
Title Seated Isis with Infant Horus
Date 304 BCE–30 CE
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Overall: 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Credit Line William Lowe Bryan Memorial, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 58.4

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1958, Indiana University Art Museum purchase from The Metropolitan Museum of Art [1] with funds from the William Lowe Bryan Memorial [2]

1890–1958, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1890, Gift of James W. Douglas, Jr. to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1886–1890 Collection of James W. Douglas, Jr. (inherits from his father)

ca. 1851/1865–1886, Collection of James W. Douglas, Sr.; probably purchase between 1851 and 1865 in Egypt [3]


[1] The Metropolitan Museum of Art had a large sale of deaccessioned art from its Egyptian collection.

[2] William Lowe Bryan (1860-1955) was President of Indiana University from 1902-1937. After his death, a memorial fund was established in his honor; this fund supported the purchase of art for the Indiana University Art Museum.

[3] James W. Douglas, Sr. (1800-1886) was a well-known surgeon and antiquities collector from Quebec City, Canada. Much of his collection was acquired between 1851–1865, when he made several extended trips to Egypt, documenting Egyptian monuments, and collecting art, artifacts, and mummies. His son, James W. Douglas, Jr. (1837-1918, a professor of chemistry and mining entrepreneur) accompanied his father on his Egyptian travels and donated a large portion of the family collection to the Metropolitan Museum in 1890.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

1976–1982, On loan to Children's Museum, Indianapolis, IN

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