Isis as well was the goddess of nature and magic. Her magical powers as well gave life to her husband Osiris for short time, after he was killed by Seth. After Alexander the Great conquering Egypt and the following administration by the Ptolematic Greeks the cult of Isis was spread more and more. In the entire Greek and Roman world the cult became one of the most important mystery religion, about whose temples, ceremonies and rites many ancient writers reported. Altars and the cult's places were discovered in Africa, Asia and Europe, even in Britain and Germany. A well preserved temple can be visited in Pompeii and fundaments of a further shrine are in Mainz.
The admiration of Isis lasted until the oppression of pagan cults by the christian church, on the island Philae the last shrine was closed in the 6th century.
Our pendant shows Isis in a kneeling position, that opens the life-giving wings widely. Over her headdress in form of a throne is the cartouche (the seal) of Sethos the 1st. The inscription is 'Men-Maat-Re', that means: 'persistent is the world's order of Re', a throne's name of Sethos 1st (1323-1279 BC).
Pendant out of 925 silver of high quality with leather strap. Size 40x27mm
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