By Anne. Roullet

This glorious publication is the 1st systematic examine of Egyptian and Egyptianizing monuments stumbled on in Rome and its neighbourhood (Tivoli, Ostia). Raisonné varieties the most important a part of the ebook (55-147) during which the writer provides as safely as attainable, the entire clinical facts of every record, specifically the provenance, the current position, the size, the approximate courting and an up to date bibliography. the outline is however too short: occasionally you may hardly ever think the illustration with no images of it. 4 Appendixes and Indexes whole the quantity that is principally illustrated via reliable photos and reproductions of historic drawings.

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6 For other Nilotic mosaics in Ostia, see: G. Becatti, Scavi di Ostia. M osaici e pavimenti marmorei, (1961), nos. 33, 74, 108, 213, 289, 290. THE SETTING 39 been discovered. It is possible that Isis had been assimilated to Demeter and worshipped with this goddess. Two antefixes (nos. 1-2) with Egyptianizing decor, and a naophorus (no. 187) have been found in Ostia and might come from this possible temple to Demeter-Isis. Other minor objects such as a Bes statuette or a bark-shaped lamp must have belonged to private houses l .

H. Haas, Bilderatlas zur Religionsgeschichte (1924-1934), IX-XI, no. 51. On the general style of the Egyptianizing objects in the Roman world, see Lafaye, Div. , pp. 243-248. 2 3 22 TYPE AND STYLE representation by the Romans, two Roman restorations made of genuine Egyptian pieces may be cited. Hadrian had, presumably among his collections, the body of a Ptolemaic Isis, a full figure covered with the narrow pleated tunic knotted between the heavy breasts; only its head was missing. XXXth Dynasty-Ptolemaic) (no.

275-276) which lay near 5. Giovanni in Laterano until the r6th century might also have come from the Iseum in Regio III. 37171; G. Gatti, in NSc, (1887), p. 140; ibidem, (1888), p. 626; C. L. Visconti, in Bull. , XV, (1887), pp. 132-136; C. Hiilsen, in Rom. , IV, (1889), pp. 279-280; Wissowa, Religion und Kultus der Romer, (2nd ed. 1912), p. 355; F. Clementi, Rome imperiale, I, (1935), pp. 96-111. , I, p. 222 (Pietro Sante Bartoli, Memorie, 2). 2 G. Lunadoro, Delle vestigi delle pitture antiche del buon secolo dei Romani, in G.

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