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Head of Isis-Fortuna

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Marble
  • Possible Place Collected: Alexandria, Egypt
  • DATES 1st century B.C.E.- 2nd century C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 14 x 8 7/16 x 5 1/2 in. (35.5 x 21.5 x 14 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 62.45
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Head of Isis-Fortuna, 1st century B.C.E.- 2nd century C.E. Marble, 14 x 8 7/16 x 5 1/2 in. (35.5 x 21.5 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 62.45. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.62.45_NegB_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE threequarter, CUR.62.45_NegB_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White marble head of Isis-Tyche. Head twisted slightly to right, mouth open with teeth indicated. Wavy hair with curls around neck. Elaborate composite headdress composed of feathers with disk, horns, and modius. Small drill hole in each eye. Condition: Surface, especially right side, considerably erroded. Feathers chipped, one horn (right) now lost. General condition good.
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     <em>Head of Isis-Fortuna</em>, 1st century B.C.E.- 2nd century C.E. Marble, 14 x 8 7/16 x 5 1/2 in. (35.5 x 21.5 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 62.45. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.62.45_NegB_print_bw.jpg)