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Inlay in Form of Seated Goddess

The eye and wig of this unusually large bronze inlay were themselves inlaid, probably with colored glass. Although this image is often called an image of Ma'at, personification of the universal order, other goddesses could be similarly depicted, the deity's identity being indicated by a separately made attribute or inscription. Ma 'at and such generic images are illustrated in more detail in Temples, Tombs, and the Egyptian Universe.


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