Inlay of a Mourning Woman, Probably Nephthys
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 27, or later
Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
1 5/8 x 1/2 x 1/8 in. (4.1 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Inlay of a Mourning Woman, Probably Nephthys, 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 1 5/8 x 1/2 x 1/8 in. (4.1 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1156E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1156E_view1.jpg)
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Pale blue opaque glass inlay representing, in relief (rear surface is flat), a standing goddess, facing left. The goddess wears a tight dress, lappet wig, and broad collar. Her left hand is extended forwards past her body at hip level; her right hand is help to her forehead in a gesture of mourning.
Condition: Broken into pieces (still apart) just above the knees; dark incrustation on obverse.
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