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Carter No.: 266

Handlist description: Wooden canopy on sledge with statues of Isis, Nephthys, Neith and Selket

Card/Transcription No.: 266-09

266 (W. SIDE). The Goddess Isis

Max. H. 90.5; H. of figure 76.8; cents. (The measurements of the other three goddesses are approximately the same).

Carved of wood; gesso-gilt; eyes painted black and white. Wears: - the khat form of headdress, upon which the <> symbol rests; usekh-collar; a thin close-fitting gossamer-like gauffered linen dress, from her neck to her ankles, and fastened at the (high) waist by a long gauffered ribbon, tied in a knot in front, the ends reaching down as far as above the ankles; draped over the dress a gauffered and fringed piece of drapery tied under the right breast, and passed over the left shoulder and arm, this reaches down on both sides as far as the ankles; the under garment or dress has short sleeves, one of which is exposed. Her head is turned slightly towards the right; her arms & hands open in the attitude of protection. On the back of the ends of the linen (khat) headdress is the guide mark <> painted in black upon the gilding.

Card no. 266-09 relating to Carter no. 266
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