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Figure of a Mourning Woman, Possibly Nephthys

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 525-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 27, or later
    PERIOD Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 7/16 x 9/16 x 1/8 in. (3.7 x 1.4 x 0.3 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Opaque blue glass inlay representing, in relief (rear surface is flat), a standing mourning goddess. The goddess wears a tripartite wig and broad collar. Represented in side view the goddess extends her right arm slightly past her body at hip level while her left hand is at her head in a gesture of mourning. Condition: Gloss missing.
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