martes, 5 de enero de 2016

Group of Ptah and Sakhmet

Group of Ptah and Sakhmet
The group represents the deities standing on a rectangular base. Ptah is mummyform, holding a was staff and a djed symbol. On his head there is a tightly fitting cap being his traditional attribute; his artificial beard is widening downwards. The eyebrows and cosmetic lines are long, continuing at the temples. Sakhmet is shown as a lioness-headed woman with her left foot advanced. She wears a long dress and holds an ankh sign in her right hand and a... staff in the left hand; a sun-disc with an uraeus crowns her head.
Present location STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM [10/002] PETERSBURG
Inventory number 314
Dating LATE PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category STATUE
Material BASALT
Technique HEWN; POLISHED
Height 58 cm
Bibliography•Lapis I.A., Matthieu M.E., Drevneegipetskaya skul'ptura v sobranii Gosudarstvennogo Ermitazha. Moscow, 1969, p.109, cat.no.116, fig.72.
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