Amos Kloner/Israel Antiquities Authority

A nursing mother, depicted in clay, may represent the Egyptian mother-goddess Isis. According to Egyptian legend, Isis, after the death of her husband Osiris, magically conceived a son, called Harpokrates (or “the infant Horus”) in his youth. In art, Isis is often represented suckling her son. The third- to second-century B.C.E. sculpture was discovered in an underground cave complex.