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Inlay of a Mourning Woman, Probably Nephthys

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Glass
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 525-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 27, or later
    PERIOD Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 1/2 x 1/8 in. (4.1 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1156E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1156E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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