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Title: L'Iside Pelagia di Budapest
Subtitle: Problemi di iconografia e di cronologia
Author(s): CRISTILLI, Armando
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 82    Issue: 1   Date: 2007   
Pages: 201-206
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.82.1.2020770

Abstract :
A marble statue in Budapest Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, perhaps from Pausilypon in Naples and probably dated to the middle of the 2nd century AD has been given a problematic interpretation as Isis Pelagia, whereas it is impossible to think that it was holding a sail in the hands. Instead, the statue must have been inserted in another base navigium-shaped, with a sail tied to the bow without the help of foot emerging from the plinth. Therefore, the Budapest statue would actually reproduce the Isis Pelagia type. Moreover two holes in the shoulders show its later transformation to a winged female figure, maybe a Nike.

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