Amulet of a standing goddess

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

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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