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Isis-Aphrodite with Egyptian vulture cap

Period:
Roman Period
Date:
ca. A.D. 161–180
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.1475
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Images of Aphrodite wearing the Egyptian vulture cap are attested from Egypt and Syria. This statuette of the goddess may have been made in the image of the Roman Empress Faustina Minor, wife of Marcus Aurelius.
Formerly Carnarvon Collection (d. 1923). Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

Cheshire, Wendy A. 2007. "Aphrodite Cleopatra." In Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, 43, pp. 180-185, 189.

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