domingo, 7 de diciembre de 2014


 This piece of painted material, which dates from the Graeco-Roman Period, depicts two divinities in the form of a serpent. They are without any doubt  Agathos Daimon, the good genie protector of the town of Alexandria, and Isis-Uraeus. They are respectively wearing pshent head-dresses, the pharaonic double crown of Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt, and a crown composed of a solar disk and  cow's horns. The bodies are marked with black and reddish colours. The two divine serpents, creations of religious syncretism of the Graeco-Roman Period, often decorate stelae, coins and the walls of tombs.



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