Queen Isitnefret as Isis nursing, Dyn. 19

Queen Isitnefret as Isis nursing, Dyn. 19
Period:Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, Ramesses II/Usermaatre-Setepenre
Dating:1304 BC–1237 BC
Origin:Egypt, Lower Egypt
Physical:22.2cm. (8.7 in.) - 998 g. (35.2 oz.)

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  This bronze statuette depicts Queen Isitnefret, as goddess Isis nursing, wearing the solar crown of Hathor.

Queen Isitnefret was the second of four Great Royal Spouses of King Ramses II, and the mother of his 13th son and successor—King Merenptah. Interestingly, Queen Isitnefret succeeded her sister Queen Nefertari as Great Royal Spouse of King Ramses II (Gauthier 1912:[2]78).

Her tomb was discovered in 1904 in the Valley of the Queens, on the west bank of Thebes. Only one shawabti of Isitnefret, limited to one vertical row of hieroglyphs, was ever discovered. Found in a deposit near Memphis, it is now in Berlin (Aubert 1974:82).

Before dynastic times, the goddess Isis was a regional goddess popular in Sebennytos, in the Delta. She soon was made the wife of Osiris, regional god of nearby Thebes. Their son Horus, born posthumously after Seth murdered Osiris, completes this triad, which kept gaining popularity throughout Egyptian history. Eventually, Isis became so preeminent, that she absorbed several other goddesses and became the great mother goddess.

Bibliography (for this item)

Aubert, Jacques-F., and Liliane Aubert
1974 Statuettes égyptiennes: chaouabtis, ouchebtis. Librairie d’Amerique et d’ Orient, Paris, France.

Gauthier, Henri
1912 Le livre des rois d’Egypte. Tome 1: des origines à la fin de la XIIe dynastie. Institut Français d’Archeologie Orientale, Cairo, Egypt.

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