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Amulet of a standing goddess

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This miniature sculpture in greenish-blue faience represents the goddess Isis standing with her arms at her sides and her left foot forward. She wears a heavy wig with a cobra diadem and a circlet of cobra heads as a crown.

Provenance

From Egypt. By 1974: with Jean-Loup Despras (acquired from an estate in Paris); purchased by the MFA from Jean-Loup Despras, April 10, 1974.

Credit Line

Mary E. Moore Gift

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1974.175

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets