This papyrus is based on the wall painting of Isis spreading her wings in protection in the Tomb of Pharaoh Seti I in the Valley of the Kings. The name Isis means “Seat” or “Throne”. In myth she sought her dead husband and brother, Osiris, conceived her son Horus by him, buried him and mourned him together with her sister Nephtys. Isis was regarded as the “Eye of Ra” and was worshipped as the “Great of Magic” who had protected her son Horus from snakes, predators and other dangers; thus she would protect mortal children also. In the New Kingdom Isis was closely connected with Hathor whose physical attributes, the cow’s horns and sun-disk she adopted. Isis is the goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility, as well as the goddess of rebirth.
Hand-painted on genuine papyrus, painted and signed by Egyptian artist
Brilliant colors including gold, green, red, bronze, black
Size: 16.5″ x 12.5″ approx.
Comes with a protective plastic sleeve
Each individual papyrus painting may vary in color and design details.