Attic Grave Reliefs that Represent Women in the Dress of Isis
The author investigates the appearance of a fashion in clothing, involving a knotted mantle worn across the chest, on many Attic stelae of the Roman period. She suggests that this style can be traced to Egyptian roots, and might have been particularly associated with a cult of Isis, popular among wealthy Athenians. The book presents a catalogue of the 106 known Isis reliefs from Attica and a review of all forms of evidence for the cult.
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1st century B.C. 3rd century Agora Alexandra appearance arrangement Athenian Athens Attic grave reliefs base belong Berlin Berytus bold broad carefully carved century after Christ cist close contemporary Conze costume cult of Isis Culte d'Isis Cyrene draped drapery dress of Isis drill Dunand early Egypt Egyptian evidence examples execution fall figure folds footnote Fragment fringe fringed mantle garland goddess Greek Hadrianic hair hairstyle half hand head Hellenistic Hesperia important indicate inscription Kerameikos knot known late latter legs lightly locks mantle marble middle monuments Muehsam Museum original pediment period pins Piraeus portrait pose possibly preserved proportions Ptolemaic represent representations Riemann Roman date Roman period Rome Sarapis sarcophagus sculptor served shoulder sides similar sistrum situla statue stelai stele style suggest surface thick third torso Trajanic Trieste unusual Vidman woman women workshop