Egyptian Inscribed Limestone Statue Base


Egyptian Inscribed Limestone Statue Base

An ancient Egyptian inscribed limestone statue base of which only the feet remain. The inscription on three sides reads: "May Isis the divine Great Mother give life, health, strength, and joy to the fortunate NEB..."

Late New Kingdom - Early Saite Period
Ca. mid-7th century BC.
Width: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm).

Isis was the wife of Osiris, protector and patron of women, and model of conjugal love. She is often depicted suckling the infant Harpokrates. Later regarded as a healer, she became associated with Demeter, Aphrodite, and Hathor. Her principle cult temple site was the island of Philae.

Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired at Hotel Drouot, Pescheteau-Badin-Ferrien, Paris, November 25, 1990; previously in a French private collection.

Inv#: 7317


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