Golden Mummies : Figurine

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>The plumed Pharaonic headdress marks this otherwise Classical figurine as a representation of the goddess Isis-Aphrodite. Increasingly in the last centuries BCE, Isis took on the cow-horned headdress of Hathor and these two Egyptian goddesses in some sense became indistinguishable. Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love, and associated with both the Egyptian goddesses Hathor and Isis.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The use of expensive copper alloy implies that this was an object created for or purchased by a rather wealthy person, perhaps an investment to donate to a temple to seek divine favour rather than to place in the home or the tomb.</p>

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