Figure of Nephthys
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
1 5/16 x 5/16 x 7/16 in. (3.4 x 0.9 x 1.1 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Figure of Nephthys, 664–332 B.C.E. Lapis lazuli, 1 5/16 x 5/16 x 7/16 in. (3.4 x 0.9 x 1.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1086E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR_37.1086E_view04.jpg)
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Amulet of lapis lazuli (dark blue and brown) representing the goddess Nephthys striding upon a rectangular plinth. She wears a tight dress, and a tripartite wig. Upon her head she wears the hieroglyphs with which her name is written; i.e. a 'nb' basket placed on the sign for palace, 'ht'. A flat-topped back pillar reaches to the level of the shoulder blades.
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