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Figure of Nefertum

Catalogue Description:
One bright greenish-blue faience striding figure of the god Nefertum atop a crouching lion. Nefertum wears a pleated shendyt kilt, a tripartite wig striated vertically and a crown formed by two feathers atop a lotus flower. Menats, one each side, hang from the lotus above the ears. He wears a long braided beard curling at the tip and a nob on his forehead, slightly to the right of center, is a uraeus. Pierced horizontally for suspension through the back pillar at chest height. The back pillar increases in width toward the bottom and is flat at the top. The lion’s mane is indicated by lozenge shapes and his tail curls up over his right haunch. Condition: Complete. Broken at neck shoulder area repaired. Discoloration to brownish in areas.


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