Egyptian Isis-Demeter; Roman Period, 200-250 AD
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1182986
Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Rare variant of Isis-Demeter seated on a throne. The goddess is wearing a chiton and a richly folded cloak with a floral wreath and grain ears across the chest. She is holding a staff (torch?) with her right hand. A small bag suspended from her left wrist.
The head with chubby features, beady eyes and purse lips. Severan style melon hairdo with sidelocks falling along the shoulders. Large earrings. The head framed by a nimbus topped by the solar disk between two cows horns.
For a related terracotta of the nursing Isis cf. item no. 1028 in: W. Schürmann. Katalog der antiken Terrakotten im Badischen Landesmuseum Karlsruhe. Göteborg 1989.
Egyptian Roman Period, 200-250 AD.
H. 13.5 cm (5.3 in)
Broken below the knees. Back side missing. Cheek and jaw chipped off. Surface worn and chipped in places.
Swiss public auction (data will be provided to the buyer)
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed