Category: isis

Temple of Philae from the Outer Court, 1892

Temple of Philae from the Outer Court, 1892

Henry Roderick Newman (American, 1833-1918)

grandegyptianmuseum: “Egypt was undoubtedly t…

grandegyptianmuseum:

“Egypt was undoubtedly the best place to have been born a woman in the whole of the Ancient World….Egyptian women enjoyed a legal, social, and sexual independence unrivaled by their Greek or Roman sisters, unrivaled, indeed by women in Europe until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and even live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Furthermore, women fortunate enough to be members of the royal harem were vastly influential, as were those rare women who rose to rule Egypt as ‘female kings’.”

Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt, by Joyce Tyldesley

Painted relief of Osiris and Isis, Temple of S…

Painted relief of Osiris and Isis, Temple of Seti I at Abydos

Abydos is the cult center of Osiris, god of the dead. The necropolis is a place of pilgrimage and burial and at least ten temples were originally constructed there. Among those ten temples, three remain that are of special note. These include the Temple of Seti I, the Great Osiris Temple and the Ramesses II Temple. Among these three, the Temple of Seti I is the most well-preserved.

Isis receiving offerings, detail of a wall rel…

Isis receiving offerings, detail of a wall relief from the Temple of Isis, Philae

Isis, Goddess of Kingship and Magic, wearing…

Isis, Goddess of Kingship and Magic, wearing the two-feathered crown, with snakes wrapped around her arms. Ptolemaic Period, 1st century BC. Now in

the Walters Art Museum.

First Pylon, Coptic Cross at Philae Temple, …

First Pylon, Coptic Cross at Philae Temple, Aswan

The departure of Isis from Byblos, griev…

The departure of Isis from Byblos,

grieving the death of her husband Osiris.

Illustration from ‘The Myths of Ancient Egypt’ by Lewis Spence, 1917

Evelyn Paul (1883-1963)

Decorated columns with deities at the Temple o…

Decorated columns with deities at the Temple of Isis, Philae, Agilkia Island

Temple of Isis at Philae, 1870

Temple of Isis at Philae, 1870

Carl Werner (German, 1808-1894)

Island of Philae, 1870, photographed by An…

Island of Philae, 1870, photographed by

Antonio Beato (1832-1906)