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Rare large Egyptian wood Girdle of Isis.

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Seller: ancient_art4wuz (10,098) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 231862396015 EGYPTIAN WORLD Rare large Egyptian wood Girdle of Isis. A good sized wood figure depicting the sign of the 'tit' also known as the 'girdle of Isis'. With traces of dark red, turquoise and dark brown pigments; flat backed; remains of the dowel at the base for fitting to a larger item. Late Dynastic-Ptolemeic period: Circa 7th-1st century B.C. The sign was linked with the goddess Isis, and also known as the knot-amulet or girdle of Isis. It represents a loop of cloth, from the tied lower end of which hung two folded loops. It may represent a cloth used during menstruation. According to Spell 156 of the Book of the Dead the sign bestowed the protection of Isis against 'whoever would commit a crime against him'. The spell, invoked the goddess' blood, power, and magic. OBJECT INFORMATION £ 550.00 | SIMILAR PRICED ITEMS 17cm(H) / 7"(H) Late Dynastic-Ptolemeic period: Circa 7th-1st century B.C. | About Us | Contact | Antiquities.co.uk Condition: A little surface damage to wood in a couple of areas, but essentially sound., Type: Statues, Colour: Beige/Tan, Culture: Eqyptian

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