Isis from Dion, Greece

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Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 23 May 2021

Votive relief with a depiction of Isis, from the facade of the main temple of the Sanctuary of Isis in Dion (Greece). Second half of 3rd–early 2nd century BCE. Isis was an Egyptian goddess who became popular around the Mediterranean in the Ptolemaic period. Here she is depicted as Demeter. She holds a sheaf of wheat and a sceptre with a solar disk. The Greek inscription dedicates this relief to the triad Serapis-Isis-Anubis. Dion Archaeological Museum.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2021, May 23). Isis from Dion, Greece. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14078/isis-from-dion-greece/

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Raddato, Carole. "Isis from Dion, Greece." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 23, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14078/isis-from-dion-greece/.

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