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Isis in Ancient Egypt: A Winged Snake with Hathoric Crown.


There is always news about artifacts of Ancient Egypt. Now it is the turn of the coffin of “Denit-Ast”. It dates from the Persian Period and it is in the Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum.

As Gayle Gibson exposed, this coffin has many oddities in its decoration, which could be a proof of the lack of god masters in Egyptian art during this period of the Ancient Egyptian history.

Coffin of Denit-Aset from Persian Period. Isis over the mummy. Ancient Egypt. Torontos Royal Ontario Museum

Coffin of Denit-Aset from Persian Period. Isis over the mummy. Ancient Egypt. Torontos Royal Ontario Museum

I would like just to make some reflections on the icon of the snake flying over the corpse. It is a winged cobra with two horns and a solar disk on the head. As Gibson says, this crown is usually associated with the ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor. But makes sense an hathoric crown here? Could we think on an association of this icon with the goddess Isis?

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