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Statuette Of Isis

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Statuette Of Isis
Statuette Of Isis
1st century A.D.
The Morse Foundation

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  • Isis (EYE-sus) figures prominently in Egyptian mythology as a healer, a magician, and an exemplary wife and mother.

  • During the age of the Roman Empire, the cult of Isis gained immense popularity not only in Egypt but also throughout the Mediterranean world.

  • While the subject and pose of this statuette of Isis are Egyptian, the NATURALISTIC treatment of its form is characteristically Roman.

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