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Small Figure of the Goddess Maat Seated on s Stool

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–525 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period, Saite Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 1/16 x 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (7.8 x 2.2 x 3.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze figure of a goddess wearing a lappet wig. The goddess is shown squatting and wearing an enveloping robe. She rests upon a four-legged platform which has a top edge in the form of a cavetto cornice. There is a hole in the top of her head which is almost certainly for the insertion of a representation of an ostrich feather. Condition: Surface has brown/black patina. Features partially lost through pitting. Solid cast. Rough surface. Chip from one leg of platform due to modern drilling. Some lead salts appear along left flank of figure.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Small Figure of the Goddess Maat Seated on s Stool, 664–525 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 1/16 x 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (7.8 x 2.2 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.542E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.542E_NegL814_20_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.542E_NegL814_20_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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