Inlay in the Form of a Figure of the God Shu Standing
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 27, or later
Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
1 13/16 x 5/8 x 3/16 in. (4.6 x 1.6 x 0.4 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Inlay in the Form of a Figure of the God Shu Standing, 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 1 13/16 x 5/8 x 3/16 in. (4.6 x 1.6 x 0.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1130E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1130E_view1.jpg)
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Glass inlay (rear surface face is flat) representing, in relief, the god Shu standing on a flat plinth and facing left. He extends his right arm forwards, bent at the elbow. His left arm is vertical behind him. In his left arm he holds an object ( “ankh” ?). He wears a feather on his head. The figure was made in an open mold. It is translucent cobalt blue with irregular areas of opaque yellow on the head and wig.
Condition: small chips; incrustation in hollows.
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