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AN EGYPTO-ROMAN BRONZE ISIS-FORTUNA

AN EGYPTO-ROMAN BRONZE ISIS-FORTUNA


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1334372
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Depicted striding with her left leg extended forward, she wears a Hellenistic robe and she wears a plumed sun-disk crown on her head. Remains of her extended right arm which it appears to would have held her now missing attribute. 4 7/8 inches high. Ex. old private collection of Maria Segers, Antwerpe, Belgium. Isis became more and more popular outside Egypt. Particularly during the Roman period, she was worshipped as a goddess who unites all other goddesses in herself. In the Ptolemaic period Isis received Hellenistic iconography in addition to her Egyptian iconography.