Figure of Isis and Horus (Forgery)



Carved steatite figure of Isis nursing her son Horus. Incised inscription on the back. Appears to be a modern piece of work. Label on the base with ink annotation. Previously in the collection of Charles Wallis King and said to be from Karnak. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, areas of loss, cracked, scratched, chipped, surface dirt, label adhered to base. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no.21396: "One carved staetite figure of Isis with the infant Horus. From Karnak. 4¾" high"; Purchased with 10 other items for £5.10.0 at Sotheby's, London, 23 February 1920 (Wallis King collection), Lot 194/11" A stone Vase of ovate form and predynastic style, with two small perforated side handles, 5 in.; a figure of Isis with the infant Horus, carved in steatite, said to be from Karnac; two inscribed Scarabs, in black stone; one other, in steatite; and six cylinder seals".