A Roman marble bust of an Isis priest Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. Depicted in middle-age, the head shaven, the almond eyes deeply-set, with a thick neck and sloping shoulders, 14½in (37cm) high, the nose restored, 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 1981), p.303, no.259.