The Goddess Isis as Magician Bronze
Roman Period, probably 1st century A.D.)
Brooklyn #05.395, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Small statue of Osiris
Third Intermediate Period, XXI Dynasty-XXV Dynasty
Brooklyn #37.565E, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
(And it's a Horus falcon to the far left.)
Photo © Joan Ann Lansberry
(From the info card):|
"Isis here holds a divine cobra, sometimes described as 'great of magic,' as if it were a magic wand symbolic of power and a conductor of supernatural force. For the Egyptians and many other cultures, a name was an integral part of its owner. Isis herself became 'great of magic' by leanring the the sun-god Re's secret name. With it, she could use Re's magic to revive her husband Osiris..."
Ritner in _Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice_(page 33), makes reference to Isis:
"Isis...who repels the deeds of the enchanters by the spells of her mouth."
Furthermore, Isis speaks via the Metternich stela: