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Painted Figure of the Goddess Nephthys

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Wood, painted
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 664-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 16 in. (40.6 cm) Base: 2 3/16 x 7 x 11 1/2 in. (5.6 x 17.8 x 29.2 cm) Figure: 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Painted Figure of the Goddess Nephthys, ca. 664-30 B.C.E. Wood, painted, 16 in. (40.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 11.681. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery A-1 installation, CUR.11.681_wwgA-1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Painted wooden figure of the goddess Nephthys on a high oblong plinth. Left arm rests on thigh, right arm held aloft in front of face. Blue wig, high yellow headdress, green garment bound under breasts which are exposed. Condition: Fair, paint in fragile condition is flaking in some places. Base chipped and broken in parts, back of base weather-stained; very good workmanship. Exposed flesh area on torso perhaps repainted. White areas on top of base all repainted.
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