• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 367

    AN EGYPTIAN STEATITE CIPPUS OF ISIS

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 304-30 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN STEATITE CIPPUS OF ISIS
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 304-30 B.C.
    The naked goddess wearing tripartite wig, surmounted by sun disc between cow horns, standing on a pair of crocodiles, holding snakes and scorpions in her outstretched hands, a lion and antelope below, inscribed on the reverse with protective magical spells
    3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high


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    Old collection label on the base reading "Found at Edfu. 1935".

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    Provenance

    English private collection since the 1970s; thence by descent to the present owner.