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Head and Bust of Neith

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Made: Africa
  • PERIOD Late Dynastic Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 11/16 x 1 3/8 in. (9.3 x 3.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.382
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Head and Bust of Neith. Bronze, 3 11/16 x 1 3/8 in. (9.3 x 3.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.382. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.382_print_NegA_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.16.382_print_NegA_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Head and bust from a statuette of the goddess Neith, wearing the Red Crown and an incised necklace. Hollow cast. Either cast as a separate unit or an ancient miscasting. Heavily corroded with pale green patina. Fair workmanship. Condition: Broken at waist, exposing core. Hole on left side of head, and another near right breast. Arms, which were made separately, missing. A dowel on one side and a hole on the other side shows how they were attached.
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