Inlay in the Form of Nephthys Kneeling
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 27, or later
Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
1 5/16 x 11/16 x 3/16 in. (3.4 x 1.7 x 0.4 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Inlay in the Form of Nephthys Kneeling, 343-30 B.C.E. Glass, 1 5/16 x 11/16 x 3/16 in. (3.4 x 1.7 x 0.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1129E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1129E_37.1127E_GRPA_cropped.jpg)
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Light green, slightly translucent, glass inlay representing, in relief (rear surface face is flat), the goddess Nephthys. The goddess faces left, and kneels on a flat plinth. Her left arm rests upon her thigh; her right hand is held to her face. She is crowned with a “ht”- sign with supports a “neb”-basket. The piece was made in an open mold, and is not distinctly modelled.
Condition: Small nicks; otherwise good.
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