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Object Number:MS1120
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
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
Height: 15.24 cm
Outside Diameter:17.78 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number:126 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number
E 17689 - Other Number

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical World - Roman World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 217, no. 107View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] De Puma, Richard D. 1988. Roman Portraits: [exhibition] University of Iowa Museum of Art, September 10-October 20, 1988.. University of Iowa Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 56-57, no. 21View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Bothmer, Bernard V. 1960. Egyptian sculpture of the late period.. Brooklyn Museum. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 05 Dec 1953. "What in the World".. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology newsletter. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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