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date: 22 October 2020

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Following the annexation of Egypt as a province, Romans living in Italy imported Egyptian antiquities for display in their homes, temples, porticos, and tombs. Artisans working in Rome and other cities in Italy also created new works emulating Egyptian style for inclusion in many of the same contexts. Egyptian-looking artworks reveal Roman conceptions of Egypt, reflect the pivotal place of the cults of Isis and Serapis in communities throughout the empire, and speak to the eclectic tastes of patrons and the virtuosity of artists.

Keywords: Egypt, Isis, obelisks, religion, trade

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