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Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £25

Romano-Egyptian Statuette of Isis

1st century BC-2nd century AD

A copper-alloy statuette modelled as the goddess Isis, seated, suckling the infant Horus, with worn detailing to the headdress, wig and figures, much of the infant absent and the arms and legs of the goddess lost in antiquity. 27.2 grams, 20.8mm height (1 3/4"). Fair condition. [No Reserve]

Found Skeyton, Norfolk, UK, 1 September 2001.
Private collection of Mr M.H., Norfolk, UK.
Accompanied by a printed copy of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) report number NMS496.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme, record id.NMS496, for this item, which gives a date if 43-410 AD.

Isis was the goddess of fertility and of the moon. An unusual British find; there is however some evidence for the existence of a cult of Isis in Roman Britain, including representations of the goddess found in London, where there was a temple dedicated to her.