by 1980 -
Galerie Nefer (Geneva, Switzerland)
Stefan Hornak (Simi Valley, California), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.
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Cup with Zodiacal Signs
Egypt (Place Created)
about A.D. 150
14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.)
Gift of Stefan Hornak
This cup is decorated with relief representations of Isis, Serapis and the Zodiac. On the exterior, Isis-Sothis seated on a dog, holding a torch and a cornucopia. Around the tondo, two bands of decoration - the twelve signs of the Zodiac (inner) and several god-busts and emblems (outer). On the interior, at the centre, a rectangular fish pond. Around it, a river god (Nile) with cornucopia, crocodile with a hawk's head, and two standing figures. The one on the left is hawk-headed with a double-horned crown, holding staff-like attributes. The other is a goddess with kithara and Isis crown. Below, a lotus flower and Isis-Demeter with a fringed dress, two ears of grain in her right hand, and her left possibly placed in her hair.
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