A marble head of an Isis priest, ex Bonhams   passport
Lot 217
A Roman marble bust of an Isis priest
Sold for £4,200 (US$ 7,052) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble bust of an Isis priest
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.

    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.
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