Priest Of Isis
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.
Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
|126 || - || Stevenson Etruscan Series Number|
|E 17689 || - || Other Number|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
[Catalogue, Collection] 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
[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
[Book] Bothmer, Bernard V. 1960. Egyptian sculpture of the late period.
[Book] 1953. "What in the World".
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