Isis wandered all over the place until she found the chest with her husband's body inside. Set discovered where Isis had hid the chest and tore Osiris' body into 14 pieces, scattering them all over Egypt. Isis once again searched far and wide until she'd found all the pieces except for one, his manhood, which had been eaten by a fish. She created a new one with magic and managed to reanimate her husband long enough to conceive a son, Horus, who would grow up to avenge his father's murder and take his rightful place on the throne of Egypt.
This version of the myth was developed over thousands of years of Egyptian history; the earliest versions were probably very different. Just as the myth has changed over the years, so too have visual representations of Isis. I've compiled a small and unfortunately inadequate gallery of Isis images for your viewing pleasure.
|Isis from the tomb of Seti I, c. 1380-1335 BC|
|Alexandrian Isis-Aphrodite terra cotta figurine, c. 1st Century AD|
|Roman statue of Isis, Hadrian era (c. 117-138 AD)|
|Roman bust of Isis-Sothis-Demeter, Hadrian era (c. 117-138 AD)|
I even found a couple of medieval European images of Isis. Christian Europeans knew about Isis via classical sources (which, contrary to popular belief, were not all lost after the Roman Empire fell). In Paradise Lost, Milton casts Isis as one of the fallen angels. Isis was not always negative, however. In her proto-feminist work The City of Women, Christine de Pizan speaks very highly of Isis and extols her virtues, among them the invention of agriculture.
Some people believe that the images of Mary holding the infant Jesus, and especially images of Maria Lactans (Nursing Mary), were inspired by depictions of Isis holding and/or nursing her own baby son Horus. Whatever the case, there are post-pagan works that definitely depict Isis.
|Woodcut of Isis from the Nuremberg Chronicle, c. 1493|
|French image of Isis, c. 15th-16th Centuries|