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Statuette of the Goddess Maat Seated on a Shrine

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Reportedly From: Memphis, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 664–332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 31
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 7/8 x 1/2 x 1 1/16 in. (9.9 x 1.2 x 2.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE threequarter, 37.561E_NegA_print_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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