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Isis-Aphrodite with Egyptian vulture cap

Roman Period
ca. A.D. 161–180
From Egypt
H. 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
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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