9 December 2008
A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN GOLD BRACELET
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
Formed from a hoop of stout wire, round in section, with die-stamped terminals in the form of draped busts of goddesses, perhaps Isis and Nephthys, their faces framed by long hair, the folds of their drapery detailed, with a hook-and-loop closure projecting from the tops of their heads
2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) wide
H. Mansour Collection, England, early 1980s.
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For a finger ring in similar style with busts of Isis and Serapis see no. 193 in Walker and Bierbrier, Ancient Faces, Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt.
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