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Figure of the Goddess Maat

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Lapis lazuli
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 3/4 x 3/16 x 5/16 in. (1.9 x 0.5 x 0.9 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small lapis lazuli figure of Maat seated with an ostrich plume upon her head. Crudely modelled. Small projection on the back but the eyelet hole pierces the body. Base is slightly rounded in both front and rear. Condition: Body broken into two parts at neck level and then mended.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Figure of the Goddess Maat, 664–332 B.C.E. Lapis lazuli, 3/4 x 3/16 x 5/16 in. (1.9 x 0.5 x 0.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1053E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1053E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1053E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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