Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. With a shaven head, sunken eyes and furrowed cheeks, with a thick neck and sloping shoulders, 14½in. (37cm.) high, nose restored, some cracks and chips, mounted
Provenance: Accompanied by a French passport.
Literature: Worship of the Egyptian goddess Isis became increasingly popular in Rome from the Ptolemaic Period onwards, and is attested to by the remains of temples dedicated to her throughout the Roman Empire. Cf. C. Vermeule, Greek and Roman Sculpture in America, (California), p.303, no.259.