F41.1 ISIS RECEIVING IO AT CANOPUS
Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Fresco, Imperial Roman III Style
Context: Pompeii, Temple of Isis
Date: C1st BC
Period: Imperial Roman
Io is carried before Isis on the back of a dark-skinned Egyptian god. She is crowned with a pair of cow horns suggestive of her former metamorphosis. Isis sits with an adder coiled around her arm, and beside her son Harpokrates with finger pressed to his lips.