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Priest Fresco
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View of a copy of a fresco that was in the niche in the east portico of the Temple of Isis.

Elements in the worship of Isis are in the picture.  On the left is a statue of Harpocrates, a boy with a finger in his mouth holding a cornucopia, with a lotus blossom resting on his forehead.  Harpocrates was the "son" of Isis and Serapis and is frequently depicted as a youth with a finger in his mouth.  On the right is a priest in a long white robe with a candlestick in each hand.  A temple in a courtyard is clearly visible behind the priest.

The original fresco is on display in the Naples Archaeological Museum.