Statuette of the Goddess Maat Seated on a Shrine
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 664-332 B.C.E.
Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 31
3 7/8 x 1/2 x 1 1/16 in. (9.9 x 1.2 x 2.7 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Statuette of the Goddess Maat Seated on a Shrine, ca. 664-332 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 7/8 x 1/2 x 1 1/16 in. (9.9 x 1.2 x 2.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.561E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.561E_NegA_print_SL4.jpg)
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Figure of Maat perched atop a short column with capital. The piece seems to have been made as a terminal for a staff or some other ritual implement. Maat is represented as seated, her legs drawn up before her, and dressed in an enveloping robe. Atop her head is the ostrich feather.
Condition: Black patina covers the piece. Large area of pitting on rear. Right side of face slightly rounded by wear.
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