In hieroglyphs, the symbol of the throne is used in the forming of Isis’ name and translates as ‘seat’. She was thus associated with the throne and royal kingship, together with her husband Osiris, looked upon as the divine mother of the pharoah. Her worship in Egypt is mentioned from the Old Kingdom and spread throughout Egypt and beyond. Her cult was especially popular in the Roman Empire.
Egyptian Faience Amulet of Isis
A faience amulet of the Egyptian goddess, Isis. She is depicted standing, with one leg striding forward, as is typical of many Egyptian amulets. Her arms are placed by her side. She wears a tight fitting dress and tripartite wig. On her head she bears the throne crown typically associated with Isis. The amulet is pierced behind the shoulders for suspension.
Period: Late Period