Category: isis

Goddess Isis receives an offering of wine, det…

Goddess Isis receives an offering of wine, detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of

Horemheb (KV57). New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1550-1292 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.

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Statue of the Egyptian goddess Isis, 2nd century AD. Farnese Collection, Naples.

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Greece

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Athena and Isis (Ceiling above the grand staircase, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna)

Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918)

Marble statue of the Goddess Isis. With sistru…

Marble statue of the Goddess Isis. With sistrum and the ankh (key of life). It leans on a pilaster that has the inscription of the L. Cecilio Febo. Roman work in archaic style. From the Temple of Isis, Pompeii, ca. 41-54 BC. Now in the National Archaeological Museum, Naples. Photo via oldportalen

Relief depicting goddess Isis, close up deta…

Relief depicting goddess Isis, close up detail in corridor at the Tomb of Seti I. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1187 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Photo Sandro Vannini

Mammisi (birth place) of Horus, Temple of Is…

Mammisi (birth place) of Horus, Temple of Isis at Philae

Hellenized Isis and Serapis Its discoverer …

Hellenized Isis and Serapis

Its discoverer dated it to the 2nd-century BCE, which makes it the oldest of the known Isis aretalogies. Though it is also the most different of the aretalogies, and aims to interpret Isis to Greeks by connecting Her to Demeter, Athens, and Eleusis, scholar Louis Zabkar, who has studied the hymns to Isis at Philae as well as the aretalogies, is convinced that the original text on which this hymn is based is indeed Egyptian.

Relief depicting goddesses Isis and Neith, d…

Relief depicting goddesses Isis and Neith, detail of a wall painting from the Tomb

of Amun-her-khepeshef (QV55). New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Valley of the Queens, West Thebes.

Isis and the baby Prince, illustration from …

Isis and the baby Prince, illustration from ‘The Myths of Ancient Egypt’ by Lewis Spence, 1917

Isis, goddess seen as ideal mother and wife, Queen Astarte appointed Isis, who was disguised as a beautiful stranger, to look after her son, the prince.

Evelyn Paul (1870-1945)

The Goddess Isis, detail with decorated hi…

The Goddess Isis, detail with decorated hieroglyphs on the outer coffin of vizier Nespakashuty. Reign of

Psamtik I. Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-610 BC. Tomb Nespakashuty (TT312), Deir el-Bahari. Now in the Luxor Museum.