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Fragment of a Goddess
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Fragment of a Goddess


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Egyptians prized lapis lazuli, acquired through trade with Afghanistan, for use in jewelry and small sculpture. This small fragment of a statuette most likely represents a goddess, possibly Maat, the goddess of order and justice. Her face and long wig are well preserved.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationtechnical study
1/01/1998Treatmentcleaned
1/01/1998Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation
7/07/1998Treatmentcleaned; technical study
7/10/1998Examinationtechnical study; cleaned
8/06/1998Examinationsurvey
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
945-712 BC (Third Intermediate Period)
Medium
carved lapis lazuli
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.352
Measurements
3 3/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 in. (8 x 4.7 x 2.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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