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Isis Receiving Io at Canopus on the Nile | Roman fresco Pompeii

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

SUMMARY

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.

ARTICLESIo, Harpokrates

 
 
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