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Fresco with priest of Isis

Painted plaste
49 x 29,5 cm
Pompeii , Temple of Isis (VIII, 7, 28)
SANC, inv. 8925
I century A.D.

A priest of Isis reads the ritual formulas from a papyrus scroll he holds out in front of him: his pose with arms outstretched, moving the text away from his eyes, has led some to hypothesise a visual impairment (far-sightedness).


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