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LOT 0530

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,800 - 2,400
EUR (€) 2,130 - 2,840
USD ($) 2,280 - 3,040

EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE ISIS PLAQUE
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 305-30 BC
12 3/4" (48 grams, 32.5 cm).

A cartonnage fragment from a mummy case depicting the kneeling figure of the goddess Isis with outstretched wings, a solar disc on her head, and holding tall feathers of Truth (ma’at) in each hand; the inscription translated as ‘Words spoken by the Great Goddess Isis’.

PROVENANCE:
Ex Dolman collection, acquired in the 1930s.

CONDITION