jueves, 16 de febrero de 2017

Medallion with depiction of the goddess Isis

Medallion with depiction of the goddess Isis. In Alexandria Isis was the patroness of seafarers and from there her cult spread throughout the Mediterranean. Here she is represented as the divine mother with breast bared and has fertility and chthonic aspects. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Ptolemaic period, 2nd-1st C BC. Place of Origin: Alexandria. Material Size: Silver with gold gild, D=7.4cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Sold at Christie's, London .

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