JEAN MARIE BOWCOTT

Isis. From the Pyramid Series. Sculpture, bronze on granite, 9".$650.00.

Although the most important sanctuaries to the Egyptian goddess were in the Nile Delta,

the remains of a temple to Isis were discovered in Hadrian's Wall in England.

It is difficult to overestimate the importance of this goddess throughout ancient history.

Queen of fertility and motherhood, her headress was often depicted as an empty throne

that belonged to her murdered husband Osiris. He was equated with the Orion

constellation and Isis was Sirius, the eye of his dog, in Canis Major and

the brightest star in the sky. The first rising of Sirius in the year marked the

great inundation of the Nile and the fertilization of the land. Return to Studio 203 Artists.