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Terracotta figure of Isis-Thermouthis.
Isis-Thermuthis: a largely ‘human’ body with a snake’s body emerging from below her Isis-shawl, which is knotted between the breasts: her left breast is bare. Her hair is arranged in serried locks which fall on each side in front of her shoulders. She wears a diadem surmounted by a horned crown with feathers and disc. A cobra is held up in her right hand, and she holds her situla in her lowered left hand. Flat-fronted plinth. Back plain, exceptfor a raised edge to the circular vent.
Hollow; two-piece mould. Micaceous orange-brown Nile silt, with a very few traces on the front of a white dressing.
- Production date
- 1stC BC-1stC
Height: 19 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Terracotta IV
Comparanda. Close, probably same mouldseries: Breccia 1934: no. 36; Dunand 1990: no. 387, from Antinoopolis, dated second to third century ad; Fischer 1994: no. 871, dated second century ad; Kaufmann 1913: fig. 26:2; Weber 1914: no. 30. Close: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, no.1956.959; de Ridder 1909: no. 218; Ewigleben and von Grumbkow 1991: no. 39; Petrie Museum uc47983, from Memphis; Van Wijngaarden 1958: no. 10. Near: Dunand 1990: no. 388, probably from Antinoopolis, dated second to third century ad; LIMC v (2): pl. 518, Isis 261; Perdrizet 1921: no. 177, from the Fayum.
Bibliog. Vassilika 1992: 271, no. 49; Fischer 1994: 350, no. 871; Cook 1995: 228.
- On display (G69/Balcony/dc7/shD)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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