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A Green Porphyry Sphinx of an Egyptian Queen
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A Green Porphyry Sphinx of an Egyptian Queen, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D, probably reign of Domitian, A.D. 81-96, A Green Porphyry Sphinx of an Egyptian Queen\nCouchant on a rectangular base rounded at the back, the tail curved around the right hindquarter, and wearing a broad beaded collar and centrally divided ribbed wig with voluted curls surmounted by the vulture headdress, her face with smiling mouth and long contoured eyebrows in relief.\nHeight 19 1/2 in. 49.5 cm.; length 37 1/2 in. 95.2 cm.
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notes

couchant on a rectangular base rounded at the back, the tail curved around the right hindquarter, and wearing a broad beaded collar and centrally divided ribbed wig with voluted curls surmounted by the vulture headdress, her face with smiling mouth and long contoured eyebrows in relief.

medium

Green porphyry

dimensions

Height 19 1/2 in. 49.5 cm.; length 37 1/2 in. 95.2 cm.

literature

Anne Roullet, Egyptian and Egyptianizing Monuments of Imperial Rome, Leiden, 1972, p. 132, no. 277, fig. 289

Maarten J. Vermaseren, Margreet B. de Boer, and T.A. Eldridge, eds., Hommages à Maarten J. Vermaseren: recueil d'études offert par les auteurs de la série Études préliminaires aux religions orientales dans l'Empire romain à Maarten J. Vermaseren à l'occasion de son soixantième anniversaire le 7 avril 1978  (Etudes préliminaires aux religions orientales dans l'Empire romain, vol. 68), Leiden, 1977, p. 645

Giorgio Carredu, Museo Barracco di scultura antica. La collezione egizia, Rome, 1985, p. 19

Katja Lembke, Das Iseum Campense in Rom: Studie über den Isiskult unter Domitian (Archäologie und Geschichte, vol. 3), Heidelberg, 1994, p. 242, KAT. E 45, pl. 34,1

John Cherry, Mythical Beasts, London, 1995, pp. 120-121

Brian Anthony Curran, Ancient Egypt and Egyptian Antiquities in Italian Renaissance Art and Culture, doctoral dissertation, Princeton University, 1997, pp. 86-87, n. 62

Kim J. Hartswick, The Gardens of Sallust: A Changing Landscape, Austin, 2004, p. 190

Molly Swetnam-Burland, "Egyptian Objects, Roman Contexts: A Taste for Aegyptiaca in Italy," in Laurent Bricault, Miguel John Versluys, and Paul G.P. Meyboom, eds., Nile to Tiber: Egypt in the Roman World: Proceedings of the IIIrd International Conference on Isis Studies, Leiden, May 11-14, 2005, Leiden Brill, 2007, pp. 120-123, fig. 3 (p. 121)

provenance

Most likely from the sanctuary of the Egyptian gods, the Iseum Campense, on the Campus Martius in Rome

Hagop Kevorkian, New York, probably acquired before World War II

Kevorkian Foundation, New York (Sotheby's, London, November 13th, 1975, no. 180)

K.J. Hewett, London

James J. Freeman, London, 1979


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*Tenga en cuenta que el precio no se recalcula al valor actual, es el precio final real en el momento que fue vendido.


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