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Archeological Object

Statue of Isis-Selkis


Statue of Isis-Selkis

The sculpture represents a female deity that has the attributes of the goddess Isis and of the goddess Selkis. The goddess wears a wig decorated with parallel grooves and on which a high modius decorated with the uraei rests.. The modius supports the sun disc surrounded by bovine horns, in the centre of which a scorpion is depicted, the animal hypostasis of Selkis.  The sculpture was fitted with a back pillar decorated with two columns of hieroglyphics, of which only the top is preserved and this gap makes it difficult to understand the text of inscription. At the top of the pillar are engraved the cartouches of the King Psammetico I:
"The perfect god, lord of the Two Lands, Wah-ib-Ra" and "the son of Ra (Psametek)”.

 

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 265
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Object
  Definizione: statue
  Class and ware: Sculpture
  Title or subject:

Statue of Isis-Selkis

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XXVI dynasty - Reign of Psammetico I
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Basalt
  Height: 6,3
  Varie: Conservation status: fragmentary. It is preserved up to her chin; there is the presence of chipping on the left side.
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, pp. 62-63