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.