Finely engraved image of the so called Table Isiaque, an Egyptian Antiquity then held in Itay.
The Table Isiaque is one of the most celebrated Isiaque Egyptian antiques in ltaly. This slab or table is made of copper. The table is covered all over with hieroglyphics. The principal figure is an lsis, sitting; Ihe has a kind of hawk on her head, and the horns of a bull. Many and various are the conjectures formed by the learned in regard to the meaning of the figures upon the table.
Some theories are that it is a compass. Other believe it to be a perpetual calendar. Still others speculated to find in it principles of philosophy and politics or complete body of theology.