Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Athena-Neith, the war goddess of the city of Sais, holding a statue of Serapis
Fayum, Egypt
Graeco-Roman style, 1st century CE
Terracotta
H: 21.5; W: 8 cm
Gift of Alice Tully, New York, to American friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 71.16.58
 
 
In Egypt, Athena was usually identified with Neith, the war goddess of the city of Sais. The fact that she is shown here holding Serapis indicates that she was also associated with Isis.

Publications:
Arslan, Ermanno A. (ed.), Iside Il Mito Il Mistero La Magica, Electa, Milan, 1997

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir