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)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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.
This item is not on view
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_37.1127E_GRPA_cropped.jpg)
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