- Museum number
Intaglio; sard, cabochon; Isis-Aphrodite, standing to front, resting her right hand on short Ionic column; drapery round left arm and lower limbs; headdress of moon and cow horns (?); string of beads crosses shoulder; armlets on upper arms; mounted in a gold collar.
- Production date
Length: 0.86 inches
- Curator's comments
- Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
B.M. Cat. of Gems, 1888, no. 1220.
Supplementary information to Dalton 1915:
Dalton described the headdress as a lotus, but it has since been interpreted as the moon and cow horns headdress of Isis-Hathor. The iconography is asscociated with Hathor but was adapted by Isis (I. Anceschi 1999).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Other BM number: 1872,0604.1175 (Greek and Roman reg.no)