Description: A fragmentary turquoise blue faience amulet of Isis enthroned suckling the infant Horus, broken at the mid-chest with the upper part of Isis missing, her throne decorated with a linear series of raised dots. Some chips to the body of Horus and minor surface wear, otherwise condition good.
Size: 24 mm/0.9 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.