London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
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
English private collection since the 1970s; thence by descent to the present owner.
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Old collection label on the base reading "Found at Edfu. 1935".
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