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Figure of Isis-Aphrodite, 2nd century A.D. Roman Period. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1991 (1991.76) | Isis-Aphrodite is a form of the great goddess Isis that emphasizes the fertility aspects associated with Aphrodite. She was concerned with marriage and childbirth and, following very ancient pharaonic prototypes, also with rebirth.
roman wallpainting- like the muted tones of this and that it's different from the usual prints
Roman Fresco recovered from Vesuvian ash at Stabiae on the Bay of Naples 1st century BCE - 1st century CE
- The head of Orpheus, who had a mystery cult dedicated to him in Antiquity, is also commonly depicted as being possessed by women. In myth Orpheus was torn to pieces by the Maenads, the ravenous female followers Dionysus, and his severed head was cast into the river Hebrus. Eventually he was found by the Muses at the Lesbos shore and a shrine was built containing his head at Antissa. As noted above, the head became an oracle and delivered prophecies of the future.