Figure of the Goddess Nephthys
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
ca. 664-30 B.C.E.
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
16 × 7 × 11 1/2 in. (40.6 × 17.8 × 29.2 cm) (show scale)
Museum Collection Fund
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Figure of the Goddess Nephthys, ca. 664-30 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, 16 × 7 × 11 1/2 in. (40.6 × 17.8 × 29.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 11.681. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.11.681_NegB_print_bw.jpg)
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Painted wooden figure of the goddess Nephthys on a high oblong plinth. Left arm rests on thigh, right arm held aloft in front of face. Blue wig, high yellow headdress, green garment bound under breasts which are exposed.
Condition: Fair, paint in fragile condition is flaking in some places. Base chipped and broken in parts, back of base weather-stained; very good workmanship. Exposed flesh area on torso perhaps repainted. White areas on top of base all repainted.
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