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Statuette of Neith
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Statuette of Neith


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Description The goddess Neith was worshipped in Egypt from the beginning of the 3rd millennium BC. Her main place of worship was in Saïs, in the eastern delta of Egypt. As a lower Egyptian goddess, she is normally equipped with the "red crown." Her eyes, brows, and collar are inlayed with gold and electrum. Her pierced hands once held scepters.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/23/1998Examinationsurvey
1/19/2001Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 399-343 BCE (Late Period, 29th-30th dynasty)
Medium
bronze with gold and electrum inlay
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.397
Measurements
H with tang: 6 1/16 x W: 1 3/8 x D: 2 5/8 in. (15.4 x 3.5 x 6.6 cm); H without tang: 5 1/2 x W: 1 3/8 x D: 2 5/8 in. (14 x 3.5 x 6.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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