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God Tutu as a Sphinx

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Special Exhibitions, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
A latecomer to the Egyptian pantheon, the god Tutu was responsible for human fate and fortune. Tutu’s might was supplemented by the demons under his control. The lion’s head on his chest and the crocodile between his paws represent two of the demons he commands. The cobra tail and serpents under each paw similarly obeyed Tutu and served as his powers of protection.
MEDIUM Limestone, painted
DATES 1st century C.E. or later
PERIOD Roman Period
DIMENSIONS 14 1/4 x 5 1/16 x 16 11/16 in. (36.2 x 12.8 x 42.4 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION God Tutu as a Sphinx, 1st century C.E. or later. Limestone, painted, 14 1/4 x 5 1/16 x 16 11/16 in. (36.2 x 12.8 x 42.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1509E. Creative Commons-BY
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