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.
1st century C.E. or later
14 1/4 x 5 1/16 x 16 11/16 in. (36.2 x 12.8 x 42.4 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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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