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Part of the marble grave stele of Alexandra, found in the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos, Athens
Time of the emperor Hadrian (AD 117-138)

The stele, made of Pentelic marble, had the form of a naiskos (small temple). The name of the dead woman is inscribed on the epistyle. Alexandra, wife of Ktetos. As a priestess of Isis, she is depicted in the dress and with the symbols of the goddess: the himation, on breast with a characteristic knot, and the kados (ritual vase) in the left hand. The frequent representation of figures accompanied by Isisís symbols on reliefs of Roman times attests to the wide dissemination of the cult of the Egyptian goddess in Greece at that time. Height 1,69 m.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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