ostracon ancient art



Egyptian Isis Fragment, Late Period to Ptolemaic, 6th-2nd Century BC

Upper part of the seated Isis nursing the Horus child.

The miniature scale head shows detailed facial features.

The goddess wears the tripartite wig surmounted by a crown in the shape of the st-seat sign, the hieroglyphic sign used to write her name.

With her right hand she is presenting her left breast to her son, which is now lost.

Moldmade. Pale green to white faience with glossy surface.

For a related example, cf. fig. 154, p. 55 in: A. Masson. Scarabs, Scaraboids and Amulets. London 2018.

Fragmentary, fine modeling. Child and throne lost.

H. 2.5 cm (1 in), H. with stand 4.6 cm (1.8 in)

Swiss private collection, before 1980.

380 USD

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