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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 49

    A ROMAN MARBLE ISIS

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE ISIS
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The goddess depicted standing with her weight on her right leg, the left slightly bent at the knee, her arms once lowered, wearing an intricate mantle over a floor-length chiton, the garment pulled tightly around her body and tied between her breast in a characteristic "Isis knot", a large gathering falling below, with cascades of drapery on either side, and U-shaped folds falling down her back
    20 ¾ in. (52.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1985 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV, no. 244).
    Private Collection, New York, Boston & Texas, acquired from the above, 1985; thence by descent to the current owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY