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Egypt Picture - Relief of Isis and Harpocrates


Relief of Isis and Harpocrates


JE 47108 Cairo Antiquity Museum

Material: Limestone
Size: Height: 75 cm; Width: 56 cm
Location: Batn Ihrit (Theadelphia)
Period: Roman Period (1st - 2nd Century AD)


Between two small pillars, Isis and Harpocrates appear as though in a small temple. Isis wears her traditional lunar disk between two cow horns, with a lotus flower and ears of corn held in her right hand. On the head of Harpocrates is the crown of Lower and Upper Egypt. Temples to the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis were built throughout the Roman empire, including Rome itself.

Relief of Isis and Harpocrates

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