Isis and Serapis
Stela of two serpents. Two Uraeus serpents in relief; two serpents inside frame of Naos, one with beard and crown with sun disc, the other with double feather between horns-They are Isis-Thermouthis and Serapis-Agathadaimon. They are guarantors of royal power and the fertility of the land. Purchased by Wellcome from Egypt in 1931. See article by J Leibovitch 1953 in JNES p 105 fig 14 for information on a similar scene. See also Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städische Galerie ‘Ägypten Greichenland Rom Abwehr und Berühung’ pages 291-304 and 703-704.