Statuette of Mourning Figure

Statuette of Mourning Figure
Bronze; H. 8 cm
Gaza; 1st century BCE
Private Collection, USA


This miniature bronze statuette depicts a votary of the goddess Isis. The costume consists of the typical Egyptian knotted dress, sandals, and a headdress fitted with corkscrew at the back.

Cleopatra’s Egypt: Age of the Ptolemies. The Brooklyn Museum, 1988. 216, cat. 109.