This is a votive statue of the goddess Isis, suckling her son Horus.
It is from Saqqara. A woman might offer a votive statue of Isis to the temple, in the belief that it would protect her and her children. Isis was the protective mother goddess, having brought her husband Osiris back from death and conceived a child, Horus, who went on to avenge his father’s murder by his uncle Set. Isis was also the symbolic mother of the Egyptian king, who was believed to be the human manifestation of Horus. This is a votive statue of the goddess Isis, suckling her son Horus. It is made from a copper alloy. We do not know how old this object is, though this type of votive offering is usually from the Late Period (747-332 BCE) and so about 2,500 years old.