Figure of Isis and Horus (Forgery) card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Figure of Isis and Horus (Forgery)


Currently not on display


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".