16 June 2006
AN EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA ISIS
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Mold-made, the goddess depicted nude, standing in contrapposto, her shoulders and head turned slightly to her right, her arms raised, arranging her long black tresses, the surface white slipped, the details of her almond-shaped eyes, arching brows and sandals in black, the "Venus" lines and outlines of her fingers, pubic triangle and legs in pink, surmounted by an elaborate double crown of flowers and foliage in pink and blue, topped with a miniature Isis crown, composed of a plumed solar disk framed by cow horns
15 5/16 in. (38.9 cm.) high
Israeli Private Collection, acquired prior to 1975.
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For a similar example, although fragmentary, now in the Louvre see no. 366, p. 139 in Dunand, Catalogue des terres cuites gréco-romaines d'Egypte.
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