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Object Number: 57-18-1
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
Currently On Display
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
Height: 44cm
Depth: 29.3cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Frank J. Tano, 1957

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 goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet and a text referring to Psammetichus I. Stela at back depicts a king with the god Horus, but is unfinished.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

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

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