Roman onyx cameo of goddess Isis

 
Roman onyx cameo of goddess Isis
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Cameo depicting the head and shoulders of a Ptolomeic queen represented as the goddess Isis with a vultured head-dress. This cameo has been attributed to the Alexandrian workshops of the second or first centuries BC, although it might have been made a little later as the "Egyptian style" of carving and design remain popular in the Roman period. Part of the Cheapside Hoard.

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