Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Italy

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS1120
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Italy
Manufacture Location Italy
Date Made 50-99 CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Basalt
Technique Carved
Iconography Scipio Africanus | Priest Of Isis | 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.

Height 15.24 cm
Outside Diameter 17.78 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number 126 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number | E17689 - Other Number

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