Deaccessioned September 24, 2015

Isis

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 200–300


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 115.

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1179

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Isis wears a stylized crown in the form of a uraeus and Hathor symbol and a chiton, over which a tight himation has been wrapped. She holds a sistrum in the raised right hand and a spear-like paddle (?) vertically in the left. Crusty green and brown patina.

Provenance

Acquired in Istanbul by Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA; 1965, gift of Richard R. Wagner to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 22, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner