Ancient Egyptian faience amulet of seated Isis.
Holding her son Horus on her lap, seated on a throne.
Price: € 250,--
Size: 2,5 cm
Period: Late Period
Provenance: Dutch collection, acquired at Dutch auction-house
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Isis, Egyptian, one of the most important goddesses of Ancient Egypt.
Her name is the Greek form of an ancient Egyptian word for “throne.”
Isis was initially an obscure goddess who lacked her own dedicated temples, but she grew in importance as the dynastic age progressed, until she became one of the most important Deities, of ancient Egypt. Her cult subsequently spread throughout the Roman Empire, and Isis was worshipped from England to Afghanistan. She is still revered by pagans today. As mourner, she was a principal deity in rites connected with the dead; as magical healer, she cured the sick and brought the deceased to life; and as mother, she was a role model for all women.