lunes, 8 de febrero de 2016

Statue of the God Thoth with the Godess Maat Squatting in Front of Him

Statue of the God Thoth with the Godess Maat Squatting in Front of Him
This statue represents the God Thoth in the form of an ibis, a bird with long legs, a long curved bill and red eyes.
Maat, who was the goddess of justice and who had been associated with him since the time of the Middle Kingdom, is shown squatting in front of him on a high chair. The goddess wears a long, tripartite wig and rests her arm on her thigh. A hole was cut on her head in which to place the ostr...ich feather that was her symbol.
Two small figures on two special thin bases flank Maat's chair.
Present location BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRINA ANTIQUETIES MUSEUM [01/027] ALEXANDRIA BAAM
Inventory number 622
Dating LATE PERIOD
Archaeological Site TUNA EL-GABAL
Category STATUE
Material WOOD; BRONZE; CALCITE/ALABASTER
Technique HEWN; POLISHED
Height 16 cm
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