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.