Greek Isis with Sistrum Statue
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The original of this magnificent statue, carved from black basalt, was recovered off the coast of Alexandria.
When Alexander the Great conquered Egypt in the 4th century B.C.E., Egyptian art took a decidedly Hellenistic turn. This beautiful reproduction of the statues recently recovered from the Mediterranean Sea is the classical Lady whose "divinity is adored throughout all the world in divers manners, in variable customs, and by many names."
As Apuleius describes Her speech:
"I am she that is the natural mother of all things,
mistress and governess of all the elements,
the initial progeny of worlds,
chief of the powers divine,
queen of all that are in hell,
the principal of them that dwell in heaven,
manifested alone and under one form
of all the gods and goddesses."
9 1/4" resin statue, black antique stone color finish.