London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE-GLAZED COMPOSITION FIGURE OF ISIS
DYNASTY XXV, 712-664 B.C.
The suckling goddess seated on a throne decorated with imbricated scale pattern, the figure wearing a close-fitting dress and vulture headdress with crown of uraei, her right hand to her left breast to suckle Horus (now missing), on an integral rectangular base, the edge with dark purple painted frieze of alternating ankh (life) and was (dominion)-sceptres, the back of the throne incised with an ankh between two was-signs and three down-turned lotus flowers above, right arm missing, with a presentation case
7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) high
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