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Statuette

Object Number:
57-18-1
Current Location:
Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
Culture:
Meroitic
Provenience:
Egypt
Thebes (uncertain) (Egypt)
Buto (uncertain)
Period:
Twenty-Sixth Dynasty
Date Made:
664BC-610BC
Early Date:
-664
Late Date:
-610
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Limestone
Iconography:
Snake Goddess
King
Horus
Nekhbet
Wadjet
Description:
Composite limestone statuette consisting of a statue of a female serpent deity in front and a stela in back. The goddess has the body of a cobra and a human head. She wears a tall plumed headdress with horned sun disk. On the sides of the statue are representations in sunk relief of the godesses Nekhbet and Wadjet and a text referring to Psammetichus I. Stela at back depicts a king with the god Horus, but is unfinished.
Height:
44cm
Depth:
29.3cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Frank J. Tano

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 56-57
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[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 56-57
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[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 26/18
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[Book] Capel, Anne K. & Markoe, Glen. Mistress of the House Mistress of the Heaven Women in Ancient Egypt. : Page/Fig./Plate: 142-43/71
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