Medium: Egyptian blue frit
Dimensions: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm)
Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Accession Number: 37.332E
Catalogue Description: Fragment of a turquoise blue faience figure of Isis suckling the child Horus. The figure is preserved from the waist up; the child is not preserved. The goddess holds her left breast with her right hand (her left arm is missing from the armpit down). She wears a tripartite wig with curls "en echelon". The wig is partially covered with a vulture headdress. The brows are straight and naturally modelled; the nose is straight and thin. The lips are lifted and indented at the corners t o give the mouth the appearance of smiling. The eyes are long and thin with cosmetic lines. The goddess wears a broad collar (in relief). The flat-topped back pillar reaches up to the level of the shoulder blades. Condition: Left arm and lower part of the figure missing; large chip out of top of head; glaze chipped off on uraeus, hand, upper right corner of back pillar; brown incrustation on lappets and sides of face.