Description: A fragmentary brown faience amulet of Isis enthroned suckling the infant Horus, broken at the waist with the upper part of Isis and Horus missing, her throne decorated with an incised cross-hatched pattern. Significant patchy wear exposing the paler core.
Size: 27 mm/1 in. high
Date: Late Period, c. 600 B.C.
Provenance: From the collection of Julian Bird (1959-2014) and acquired around 1976-1977.
Background: Julian Bird was a passionate collector of Egyptian antiquities, who built up a fine and extensive collection from the 1970s onwards. He sourced his items mainly from the UK market, from specialist dealers, fairs, markets and auctioneers. He was a model collector, carefully documenting his collection, and his notes on this particular item will be supplied to the buyer.