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Lower Part of Statue of a Seated Goddess

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster (calcite)
  • Place Made: Africa
  • PERIOD Ptolemaic (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 7 5/16 x 3 11/16 x 4 1/2 in. (18.5 x 9.3 x 11.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 36.739
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Louis Herse
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Lower Part of Statue of a Seated Goddess. Egyptian alabaster (calcite), 7 5/16 x 3 11/16 x 4 1/2 in. (18.5 x 9.3 x 11.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louis Herse, 36.739. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.36.739_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.36.739_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Lower part of alabaster statue of a woman probably a queen or goddess. The figure is seated on a conventional stone throne elaborately decorated. The base is decorated with a series of hieroglyphs meaning “all life and wealth”. In front the throne has the two Goddesses, Merty of Upper and Lower Egypt. On the sides the Genii of the Nile of both Upper and Lower Egypt kneel in front of the sign of union. At the back the protecting Solar Hawk is supported by two kneeling Kings. Condition: The upper part of statue is missing, the right knee is badly chipped together with right foot. The entire surface has been considerably weathered and is chipped in several places.
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     <em>Lower Part of Statue of a Seated Goddess</em>. Egyptian alabaster (calcite), 7 5/16 x 3 11/16 x 4 1/2 in. (18.5 x 9.3 x 11.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louis Herse, 36.739. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.36.739_view1.jpg)