45 – Head of Isis

Head of Isis. Roman, 40 BCE-100 CE, found in Rome. Carved in fine Greek marble, Isis is shown wearing a traditional Egyptian three-part, curled wig as well as a headdress in the form of a dove (the bird’s head is now missing). The dove indicates that Isis was assimilated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite. The complete statue may have stood in a temple of Isis and Serapis on the Via Labicana in Rome.

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