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Ichneumon Statuette
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Ichneumon Statuette


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Forepaws raised in adoration, this ichneumon (a type of mongoose) was a votive gift to the cobra-goddess Wadjet. The dedication to her of a snake-eating mongoose may seem ironic, but it is in keeping with Egyptian concepts of association. The inscription on the base names the donor.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/17/1959Treatmentcleaned
8/19/1998Examinationsurvey
Exhibitions
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Wadjet may give life {to} Isis-irdis, daughter of Hor.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 664-404 BCE (Late Period, 26th-27th dynasty)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.410
Measurements
H: 6 3/16 x W: 1 13/16 x D: 2 in. (15.7 x 4.6 x 5.1 cm); H with tang: 6 11/16 x W: 1 13/16 x D: 2 in. (17 x 4.6 x 5.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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