The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Attic Grave Reliefs That Represent Women in the Dress of Isis

by Elizabeth J. Walters

Hesperia Supplement 22
153 pp, 2 figs, 52 pls
8.5" x 11"
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-522-5
Publication Date: Nov 1988
Status: Active

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Description:
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.