Results 1 1024
880 Previous Next

Statue of Nephthys
Additional Views Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Statue of Nephthys


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description In an ancient myth, Osiris was murdered by his evil brother Seth and mourned by his wife Isis and her sister Nephthys. Isis restored Osiris's body, and he became a symbol of resurrection. Nephthys participated in the resurrection of Osiris and became associated generally with the protection of the dead. She is shown here kneeling, her arm raised in a gesture of mourning. The emblem on her head (now partially missing) consisted of the hieroglyphs for her name, meaning "Lady of the Mansion."
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/22/1980Examinationtechnical study
9/16/1998Examinationsurvey
Provenance Giovanni Dattari Collection; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

Creator
Period
ca. 250-145 BC (Greco-Roman)
Medium
wood
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.255
Measurements
11 7/16 x 4 1/16 x 5 1/2 in. (29 x 10.3 x 14 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

Thumbnail: Statue of Nephthys Thumbnail: Statue of Nephthys Thumbnail: Statue of Nephthys Thumbnail: Statue of Nephthys
Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
Full Size: Statue of Nephthys