5 December 2012
PROPERTY FROM A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE ISIS AND HORUS
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.
Two-toned, mostly turquoise in color, the goddess depicted seated on a throne resting her feet on an integral plinth, clad in a tightly-fitted sheath and a broad-collar, her crosshatched tripartite wig divinely dark blue, fronted by a uraeus, crowned by the throne hieroglyph, offering her left breast to her divine son Horus seated on her lap, her left hand supporting his head, Horus wearing a cap-crown fronted by a uraeus and a dark blue side lock of youth, with a sagging paunchy stomach, the sides of the throne with a feather pattern and a lozenge-and-triglyph border
4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) high
Acquired by the current owner's father, New York, prior to 1980.
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For similar examples see no. II.18 in Arslan, et al., Iside; il Mito, il Mistero, la Magia, and no. 26 in Ashton, Roman Egyptomania.
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