Description During the 1st millennium BCE, individuals could receive permission to donate not only single figures of a specific deity to a temple but also more complex group arrangements of one or several gods with the donor himself as a worshiper or bringer of offerings. This ensemble exhibits the goddess Neith seated on a throne, accompanied by two figures of the juvenile Horus (one with double-crown here for Upper Egypt, and one with the lower Egyptian crown). The donor is depicted as the kneeling worshipper in front of the feet of the goddess.
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- Secret Signs: Egyptian Writing. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
- Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2007.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions The inscription on the base names the donor. [Translation] Neith may give life to Hor-em-kheb, son of Naf-jah, born of Hepty.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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