Statuette of Isis-Venus

Illustration

Arienne King
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 20 November 2017

This bronze statuette from the late 2nd Century CE depicts the Egyptian goddess Isis in Hellenized form as Aphrodite but wearing the traditional vulture cap and knotted robe of Isis. Isis was a popular deity in the Roman world from the Hellenistic period onwards and was often conflated with Aphrodite, Venus, Demeter or Rhea. Height: 27.5 cm. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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