Aegis of Isis
Egypt, Late Period, 945712 B.C.E.
Bronze with inlays of electrum, silver, and bronze,
Height x width x depth: 27.5 x 19.2 x 29.3 cm (10 13/16 x 7 9/16 x 11 9/16 in.)
Adelia Cotton Williams Fund, 1931, MFA #31.195
Photos ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014

"The combination of different metal alloys for contrast was a specialty of the period and serves to point out the intricate patterns of the collar and crown." This piece may have been from Dynasty 22, when the technique of inlaid bronze was at its height. (Info from museum website)


Photos ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014