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Statuette of Nephthys

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A

Accession Number

29.2627

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragments of a decayed wooden statuette of Nephthys kneeling in the pose of a mourner. The upper body and head are intact. The headdress as well as five arm fragments are seperate. There are numerous other larger fragments, at least three of which join. The larger pieces form the base and the hips and legs of the figure. Compare the pose of a parallel wooden figure of Isis 72.4127.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) room 4. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition