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Object Number:
MS1120
Current Location:
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy
Manufacture Location:
Italy
Date Made:
50-99 AD
Early Date:
50
Late Date:
99
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Basalt
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Scipio Africanus
Priest Of Isis
Isis
Description:
Top part of a man's head. The shaven head and small x-shaped scar over the right eye identify the man as a priest of the goddess Isis. The x-shape, representative of a sign for life, was a symbol of the man's devotion to the goddess.
Height:
15.24cm
Outside Diamater:
17.78cm
Other Number:
126   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number
E 17689   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
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Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 217, no. 107
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[Book] De Puma, Richard D. 1988. Roman Portraits: [exhibition] University of Iowa Museum of Art, September 10-October 20, 1988. : Page/Fig./Plate: 56-57, no. 21
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[Book] Bothmer, Bernard V. 1960. Egyptian sculpture of the late period.
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[Book] 1953. "What in the World".
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