Figure of a Mourning Woman, Possibly Nephthys
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 27, or later
Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
1 7/16 x 9/16 x 1/8 in. (3.7 x 1.4 x 0.3 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Figure of a Mourning Woman, Possibly Nephthys, 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 1 7/16 x 9/16 x 1/8 in. (3.7 x 1.4 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1153E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1153E_view1.jpg)
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Opaque blue glass inlay representing, in relief (rear surface is flat), a standing mourning goddess. The goddess wears a tripartite wig and broad collar. Represented in side view the goddess extends her right arm slightly past her body at hip level while her left hand is at her head in a gesture of mourning.
Condition: Gloss missing.
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