A Roman marble portrait bust of an acolyte of Isis
Lot 88*W
A Roman marble portrait bust of an acolyte of Isis
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 31,515) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble portrait bust of an acolyte of Isis
Early 3rd Century A.D.
The young man depicted with his head turned to the left, the details of his short hair finely incised, a sidelock of youth on the right side of his head, the integral marble bust and socle with scrolling detail, 19in (48.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property of Sandra Strother Hudson, Georgia, USA.
    Inherited in 1979 from her mother, Lucille Strother, who acquired it in Columbus, Georgia, in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

    Literature:
    Youthful acolytes of Isis are depicted with short or shaven heads and the Sidelock of Youth to symbolise Isis's son Harpokrates.
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