Description: A pale blue faience amulet of a standing goddess wearing a long dress and tripartite wig surmounted by two plumes, cows horns and a solar disc, possibly Isis or a syncretic deity, striding forwards, her arms by her sides, with a loop for suspension behind the head. A break in the mid body repaired, chips to the elbows and patchy wear to the glaze.
Size: 38 mm/1.5 ins. high
Date: Late Period, c. 600-300 B.C.
Provenance: From the collection of Julian Bird (1959-2014) and acquired at Timeline Auctions, London, in 2011. Previously in the Terry Eva Collection, London, assembled in the 1970s-1980s. Terence Eva was a notable London private collector.
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.