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
- Geographical Location: 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)
- Collection: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, EXHIBITION-3, ECAMEA-3G81
- Accession Number: 80.7.7
- Image: "West Wing gallery 8 installation", CUR.80.7.7_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, Nov 30, 2005