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Small Figure of the Goddess Maat Seated on s Stool

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • 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)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.542E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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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    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.
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