1st–2nd century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 114; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).
Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
She is clad in a fringed mantle, fastened with an “Isiac” knot; on the head there is the solar disc with uraeus, between horns and feathers. Only the handle of a sistrum held in the right hand remains. The left hand held a vessel. The headdress (uraeus) has been bent forward. Green and brown patina.
The great goddess of Egypt who revived her dead husband Serapis. The Greeks identified her with Io, who, after an illicit love affair with Zeus, was changed into a cow and driven to Egypt.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1904: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA
Gift of Edward Perry Warren