10. Isis alone

The disc-crowned woman, often winged, is commonly identified as an Isis. Pairs also are found and need not be dissociated from the singletons, but where they attend Horus they are listed in 11F, or in 6F, with Osiris. There are no doubt Isises also among those labelled here 'nondescript'. Some included below have neither crown nor wings yet seem to belong with the general figure type. Note also the scorpion-Isis 42/16.

A. Isis with flowers

The goddess stands with wings lowered, disc-crowned, holding one or two tall lotus flowers in each hand.

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10/1 Ibiza no. 36 (Ibiza 1972). BL;EXCR. No wings. IV

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10/2 Ibiza no. 37. BL;EXCR. No wings. IV

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10/3 Ibiza no. 39 (Madrid 36984). BH;EXnb. IV

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10/4 Ibiza no. 40. BH;EXnb. V

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10/5 Cagliari 22049, from Tharros. BL. IV

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10/6 Cagliari 19771, from Tharros. ?=Chessa Coll., Hölbl, Sard no. 87. BH;EXO. V

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10/7 Cagliari 350?, from Tharros. Anecd pl. 24.B8; Hölbl, Sard no. 89. BH.

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10/8 Cagliari 9537 (Spano 75), from Tharros. Ebers, pl. H 75; Hölbl, Sard no. 84. BH;EXO. III

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10/9 Sclavo Coll. Ebers, pl. H 76; Hölbl, Sard no. 84. BH;EXO. III

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10/10 Sclavo Coll. Ann 1883 pl. H 77; Hölbl, Sard no. 84. BH;EXO.

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10/11 Como, Mus.Civ., from Tharros. RSF 6 (1978) pl. 5.3 (Pisano); Hölbl, Sard no. 88. BH;EXnb.

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10/12 Oxford III, no. 485 (1881.888), from Tharros. BL;EXCR. Wings horizontal, holding small flowers; two uraei. VI

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10/13 Cagliari, from Caralis. Taramelli, 158, fig. 63; Hölbl, Sard no. 90. BH;EXnb.

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10/14 Cagliari, from Caralis. Taramelli, 158, fig. 67; Hölbl, Sard no. 91. BH;EXO.

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10/15 Carthage no. 561. BH;EXO. V

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10/16 Philadelphia, Eg.Dept. E 13092. BH;EXO;PB. III

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10/17 Oxford III, no. 493 (Fortnum G 22). BH;EXO. III

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10/18 Copenhagen, NM 6338. BH;EXO. IIIf

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10/19 New York, Met.Mus. NE 41.160.165. BH;EXnb; PB. III

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10/20 Bollmann Coll. 445. BH;EXO.

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B. Goddess in profile.

In this position the wings are one up, one down.

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10/21 Tharros pl. 56d (BM ANE 134168), London no. 354. Hölbl, Sard no. 93. BL;PB. Holding flowers; incense-burner. III

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10/22 Palermo, from Palermo. Archeo 46 (1988) 126 top. BH;EXCR. Holding?; branch behind; incense-burner.

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10/23 Sternberg, Aukt. 21 (1988) no. 652 (once Duke of Northumberland); Syria 67 (1990) 517, fig. 36. BL;EXCR. Incense-burner.

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C. Two goddesses facing each other.

Where the centrepiece is a figure, see Isis with Horus and others.

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10/24 Cagliari 19754, from Tharros. BL;EXCR. Holding feathers; between them an incense-burner; winged disc above.

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D. Wingless figure kneeling, with one or two lotuses in each hand.

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10/25 Cagliari 19761, from Tharros. BL;EXnb. Disc-crowned; holds papyrus and bud in each hand, another behind. V

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10/26 Spano Coll., from Tharros. Marmora, pl. A 47; Hölbl, Sard no. 100. HL;EXnb. Disc-crowned.

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10/27 Chessa Coll. Hölbl, Sard no. 101. As the last.

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10/28 Philadelphia, Eg.Dept. E 13093. BH;EXnb. III

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10/29 New York, Rosen 206. BH;EXO. Between papyri, holding a papyrus. IV

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E. Seated, alone

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10/30 Ibiza no. 33 (Madrid 36962). Gubel, Furn no. 100. BH;EXnb;PB. Seated woman, disc-crowned, holding spear, hand raised; between lotus stems. VI

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10/31 Carthage no. 566. Quillard, no. 69, pl. 7b; Parrot, et al., fig. 331; Gubel, Furn no. 88. BH;EXnb; on gold hoop D. With spear sceptre, hand raised, disc-and-crescent above. III

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10/32 Hamburg no. 11, pl. 248, from Tharros. RSJ 8 (1980) pl.1 (Gubel); Gubel, Furn no. 115. BH;EXnb; in gold hoop . In long dress wearing a disc-in-horns crown, holding an axe and a palm sceptre. Neat but meaningless hieroglyphs in the field, and a disc-and-crescent. Gubel (ibid.) suggests a date in the late 7th century, but the style and egyptianizing, though fine, is in keeping with the Classical series, as is the mount.

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10/33 Cagliari. Ebers, pl. G 47; Gubel, Furn no. 22. BL;EXnb. Sphinx throne; spear sceptre; incense-burner.

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10/34 Oxford III, no. 486 (1889.885), once Sclavo Coll. Ebers, pl. F 7; Gubel, Furn no. 109; Hölbl, Sard no. 117. BL;EXnb;PB. Sceptre, hand raised; incense-burner. VI

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10/35 Spano Coll. from Tharros. Hölbl, Sard no. 118. As the last.

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10/36 Spano Coll., from Tharros. Hölbl, Sard no. 119. As the last.

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Other

10/37 Impression in Oxford. BL;EXnb. Incense-burner; star above. V

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10/38 Paris, BN F 6786. BL;EXnb. Incense-burner. V

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F. Other

10/38A Malibu. Getty no. 107. BL. Disc-and-horns crowned, flying, holding two lotus flowers. The pose seems inspired by Greek figures of flying Eros, as our 35/8-10.

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Other materials

Type A

10/X1 Cav. Carta Col., from Tharros. Marmora, pl. A 55; Hölbl, Sard no. 83. Cornelian. BH;EXO.

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Type B

10/X2 Cagliari 19755, from Tharros. Cornelian. BL; in gold mount. Holding feathers.

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10/X3 Paris, BN, Chandon de Briailles. Agate scaraboid, unpierced. BL; double ground line. Uraeus crown; holding flower on tendril.

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Type D

10/X4 Cagliari 19891, from Tharros. Cornelian. BH;EXnb; in gold mount on silver hoop A. Triple linear crown (atef?); holds tall palm branches.

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