1st century A.D.
The Morse Foundation
- Isis (EYE-sus) figures prominently in Egyptian mythology as a healer, a magician, and an exemplary wife and mother.
- During the age of the Roman Empire, the cult of Isis gained immense popularity not only in Egypt but also throughout
the Mediterranean world.
- While the subject and pose of this statuette of Isis are Egyptian, the
treatment of its form is characteristically Roman.