Golden statuette of Amun. He is identified by his characteristic flat-topped crown, which originally supported two tall gold feathers, now missing. Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22, ca. 945–715 b.c. Egyptian, Met Museum
Semiramis with Tammuz (Isis/Horus). By Roman times she was the most important goddess in Egypt. The image of the goddess holding her child was used prominently. This influenced the earliest icons of Mary holding Jesus, as Christianity absorbed many of the traditions surrounding Isis and incorporated them into the veneration of Mary.