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An Egyptian Faience Amulet of Isis, Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1069 - 925 BCE

EA1805

One of the most celebrated goddesses in Egyptian mythology, this blue-glazed faience amulet depicts the goddess Isis, the wife and the sister of Osiris and daughter of Seb, the earth god, and Nut, the goddess of the heavens.  Here, the goddess is shown standing on an integral plinth with back pillar, her left foot striding forward with her fisted hands at her sides.  She wears a short pleated kilt and lunar headdress with tripartite wig.  At the back of her neck is a loop that enabled the amulet to be attached to mummy wrappings or worn as a amulet around the neck in order to protect the young and heal the injured.

Dimensions: Height: 2 inches (5 cm)

Condition: Fine bright blue glaze with minor age appropriate wear and accumulation, rejoined at the middle but otherwise, the amulet is complete and in very good condition overall.

Provenance: Robert L. McLaughlin collection, Chicago acquired from Marshall Field's, Chicago in 1960's and thereafter in a private Florida collection.


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