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Coffin Panel with Goddess Nephthys

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 14 7/16 x 4 15/16 x 1/2 in. (36.6 x 12.6 x 1.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1529E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Coffin Panel with Goddess Nephthys, 664-332 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, 14 7/16 x 4 15/16 x 1/2 in. (36.6 x 12.6 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1529E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.1529E_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.1529E_PS9.jpg., 2018
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden panel from a sarcophagus decorated with a painted representation of the goddess Nepthys. Condition: A ground of white gesso, worn down at the edges bears the green skirt, yellow flesh, red hair and blue, yellow, red and white, green and black neb sign. All this is remarkably fresh. The gesso ground has been lost in some places. There is a hole through the panel at the level of the neb sign, most probably for a dowel, which was been lost.
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