AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXV, 1070-712 B.C.
Solid cast with separately-made arms attached at the shoulders, the enthroned goddess clad in a broad collar and a feather costume belted beneath her breasts, with incised patterning and folded wings along the garment, wearing a striated tripartite wig surmounted by a cobra-modius, a mortise above for the attachment of a now-missing attribute, her triangular face with the extended cosmetic lines and brows inlaid in blue glass, the eyes recessed to ceive a now-missing secondary inlays, three tenons below for insertion, two mortises on the top of her right thigh to secure a now-missing figure of the divine child Horus
5½ in. (14 cm.) high excluding tenons
with Münzen und Medaillen, Basel.
Strube Collection, Berlin, 1970s.