The Goddess Mafdet (?)
This fragmentary relief was excavated in the debris over and around a tenlple of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty (664–525 B.C.). However, its precise date, nature, and subject matter are uncertain. The female feline with lotus flower may be related to Hathor or some other goddess, and the falcon heads below her are possibly celestial symbols.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Made: Mendes, Nile Delta Region, Egypt
- Dates: 3rd century B.C.E.
- Period: Ptolemaic Period
- Dimensions: 11 x 16 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. (28 x 41 x 9.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 80.7.7
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: The Goddess Mafdet (?), 3rd century B.C.E. Limestone, 11 x 16 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. (28 x 41 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization, 80.7.7. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)