<em>Small Pyramid of a Woman</em>, ca. 1185-718 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 9 x 8 1/8 x 6 1/4 in., 19.5 lb. (22.9 x 20.6 x 15.9 cm, 8.85kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.336. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.336_side2_PS1.jpg)

Small Pyramid of a Woman

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Dates:ca. 1185-718 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 9 x 8 1/8 x 6 1/4 in., 19.5 lb. (22.9 x 20.6 x 15.9 cm, 8.85kg)



Accession Number: 05.336

Image: 05.336_side2_PS1.jpg,side 2

Catalogue Description:
Large yellow limestone pyramidion belonging to a woman (name lost). Probably serving as the cap stone of her tomb. Two columns of hieroglyphs on left side of front; in the depression on front; on the depression on front the deceased is shown worshipping seated Osiris. On the right side there is a Ded symbol surmounted by a Ba Bird. The rest of the side is occupied by the figure of the woman preceded and followed by two genii. The left side has a representation of Thoth and Horus pouring water over a mummy-form figure, presumably, the deceased. On the back the deceased is shown worshipping a seated figure of Nephthys or Nut with outstretched wings. Condition: Upper left corner of front side badly chipped. Side worn and chipped, top chipped, entire piece chipped. On the left side considerable traces of red and black paint remain, especially on the Ded symbol.

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