Lot 7
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A Marble Head of Isis, Eastern Mediterranean, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D.

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 USD
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Description

  • A Marble Head of Isis, Eastern Mediterranean
  • Marble
  • Height 13 in. 33 cm.
turned slightly to her right, her gentle face with parted lips and smooth brow, the centrally parted wavy hair falling in twin corkscrew curls over the ears, bound in ears of grain knotted in front, and surmounted by a crown composed of horns, sun-disk, and fragmentary plumes; on a 19th century marble socle inscribed "Found in Antioch in 1837."

Provenance

Scottish private collection, Ayrshire, said to have been found in Antioch in 1837
by descent in the family until 2012

Catalogue Note

For a stylistically related head of Isis with separately-made crown see Sotheby's, New York, June 6th, 2006, no. 30, illus..
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