miércoles, 19 de agosto de 2015

King with Sistra (Rattles) before Hathor

King with Sistra (Rattles) before Hathor

Here, in a setting of the world bounded by hieroglyphs for earth and heaven, a king as dutiful son stands with sistra before one form of his mother, the goddess Hathor. As is characteristic of Egyptian goddesses, she holds a papyrus scepter, a symbol of vigor and renewal, and grants the king the "lifetime of Re” and the "years of Atum,” meaning eternal life.


DATES 3rd century B.C.E.

PERIOD Ptolemaic Period

DIMENSIONS 7 3/4 x 8 11/16 x 3 1/8 in. (19.7 x 22 x 8 cm) 

Brooklyn Museum


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