Terracotta Statuette of Isis-Bubastis

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Roman Period, 1st century B.C. to 1st century A.D.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 15.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1318
Provenance: Swiss collection Alton Edward Mills (1882-1970), La Tour-de-Peilz. The British-born Alton Edward Mills lived in Egypt for over 50 years, before he left Egypt in 1956 due to the Suez crisis and moved to Switzerland. Auctioned at Christie’s London on 15 April 2015. Lot 58. Last in an English private collection.
Condition: Intact
Description: Statuette formed from a mould depicting Isis as the goddess of fertility in the syncretic form as Isis-Bubastis (or Isis-Aphrodite anasyr(o)mene, the one presenting the uterus). The goddess wears a high diadem with curls cascading on the sides over the temples. Isis-Bubastis stands straight and holds with both hands the form-fitting tunica above her round belly and her private part. With color remains and two old collection labels (one on the flat back, another one at the bottom of the base). See for reference the statuette of the same size possibly from the same form in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, M.82.77.16. Mounted.