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ES006

An Egyptian Inscribed Base for the Goddess Isis, 26th Dynasty, ca 664 - 525 BC

the rectangular plinth inscribed on all four sides and the top that reads:

TOP: "Words spoken by Isis the great, the gods mother, the eye of Re, lady of heaven, mistress of all the gods, as she gives life."

FRONT continuing on LEFT SIDE and BACK: "Words spoken by Isis the great, the gods mother, the eye of Re, lady of heaven, mistress of all the gods, as she gives life, prosperity, and health."

FRONT continuing on RIGHT SIDE: "Words spoken by Isis, lady of Memphis, the eye of Re, lady of heaven, mistress of the gods."

Condition:  Hole for tenon at top rear, with faint outline of original piece (if you have an Isis bronze, this might fit beautifully) chip to base front right below script, small loss to script top side left, otherwise intact and in very good condition.

Dimensions:  Length:  7 inches (17.8cm) Width: 3 inches (7.7cm) Height: 1 1/2 inches (3.2cm)

Provenance:  Private Swiss collection acquired 1968-1978

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