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Nefertem
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Nefertem


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Description Nefertem was a god of renewal and the son of the creator god Ptah and his wife the lioness goddess Sakhmet. The triade Ptah, Sakhmet, Nefertem were mainly worshipped in Memphis. The bronze figurine of the god Nefertem has a loop on its back between the head and the crown. This indicates that the object, which is too large to be just an amulet, was used in rituals and probably carried on a chain around the neck of a worshipper.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/17/1959Treatmentcleaned
3/12/1980Treatmentcleaned; stabilized; coated; other
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
664-332 BC (Late Period)
Medium
cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1972
Measurements
H: 5 3/4 x W: 1 1/4 x D: 1 in. (14.63 x 3.11 x 2.58 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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