8 June 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE ISIS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Standing in contrapposto with her left knee bent, her weight in her right hip, draped in the traditional Egyptian tripartite female ensemble with a himation over a chiton, knotted between her breasts, the folds conforming to the curves of her body, the knot enhancing the shape of her breasts, her himation hanging over her left shoulder and arm then falling behind, her toes emerging from below the hem, her center-parted hair tied in a band and surmounted by a modius fronted by a solar disk with cow horns and plumes, her hair falling in two rows of individual cork-screw plaits onto her shoulders, her head inclined to her right, her bent left arm raised, her bare right arm lowered, both holding the remnants of now-missing attributes
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 17 May 1983, lot 226.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1984.
with Old World Galleries, New York.
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 84-5.
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