November 25, 2017 at 6:57 pm #20967
As we have an “Egyptian-themed” practice room in the house, I was searching for some statues of Osiris and Isis for the altar. One question I would like to ask though is if it is necessary to have Isis as a representation of the Divine Mother, and if it could also be, for example Hathor, as she is also depicted with solar disc and is generally considered a representation of the Divine Mother. The reason I am asking is because I am finding that Isis is usually depicted kneeling, so as a statue she will be much smaller than Osiris, unless I would chose Osiris of the similar height, but then he would be proportionally smaller.
So I kept searching online, and found out that there is not as much selection of nice statues as I thought. After some tiresome search, I have found a few that could be possible options (non warlike, nice looking art, not too sexually explicit, etc). Please let me know what you think, and if you found any statues of Osiris and Isis (or Horus) that you liked.
1. Kneeling, 18.5 cm height (bronze&resin combination), 50 Eur
I like how this one has a nice face and overall looks gentle. There isn’t much detail available though, would be good to see it from more angles.
2. Kneeling, 23 cm height (poly resin coated with bronze) 55 Eur
This one is also quite nice, again more detailed pictures are missing.
3. Kneeling, 33 cm height, (resin and bronze), 30 Eur
This one is ok, and even with free shipping, but somehow does not speak to me very much.
4. Sitting (Hathor?), 18 cm height, (poly resin created with bronze), 28 Eur
This is described as Isis, but actually has the items that Hathor is usually depicted with (solar disc and sceptre).
5. Standing Hathor, 40 cm height (poly resin coated with bronze), 82 Eur
Overall, this statue is quite nice, with the height and style that would go well with this Osiris on an altar. The only thing is that her face looks a bit rough and I was also wondering about her bust, as I guess it could be depicted more “symbolically”, but it may not be too bad… What do people think?
With Osiris, I found a strange thing. Even though on pictures he is usually depicted wearing a white hat, on many sculptures he wears a black hat (like this one for example, or even this otherwise nice looking one). I thought this didn’t look too good symbolically, and may be just another example of how things sometimes get twisted today, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
After excluding the “black hats” and weird looking ones (either too muscular or warrior-like, or too effeminate or cheap-looking art), this is what I was left with:
1. Osiris 40 cm height (poly resin coated with bronze), 60 Eur
Nice dignified statue with high quality artwork. Would go well with this statue of Hathor on an altar, as they are of the same height and have comparable finishes.
2. Osiris 21.5 cm height (material not specified, possibly gypsum?), 21 Eur
A nice statue, but since it is quite unique in its material and color, I don’t know what Isis/Hathor statue it would go well with. It could still be used for an altar dedicated to just the spiritual father though.
https://www.amazon.com/Figurine-Statue-Ancient-Traditional-Costume/dp/B00K5BHZF2/ref=pd_sbs_201_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=4VN046MF3CFTJA6VZXVRNovember 25, 2017 at 8:48 pm #20970
I just found this nice replica of an Egyptian stele, depicting Isis, Osiris and Horus, which could possibly be used just as one piece for the Trinity altar:
And the same piece on the seller’s website:November 26, 2017 at 9:52 pm #20974
Well done for all that research Lucia – I know it takes a lot of time!
My thoughts are, that the once with the ‘questionable’ bust is too busty; my favourite depiction of any Egyptian goddess is Isis with the wings outstretched, but the face on this one is a bit ‘childish’, leaving this one, though her face is quite unclear.
I do like the light stone-effect Osiris.
The option with the three together doesn’t ‘grab’ me much, plus I prefer the layout of having the mother to the left of the father, and the son in the middle, as is the guidelines in the ‘How to Make a Shrine‘ post.November 27, 2017 at 1:38 pm #20993
I also like that white-ish Osiris, but it is hard to pair him with any of the Isises due to the size and style.
I found another winged kneeling Isis statue today though, which is around 19 centimeters high, quite cheap but still looking nice:November 28, 2017 at 7:24 am #21005
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