martes, 31 de mayo de 2016

The Goddess Mafdet

The Goddess Mafdet (?)
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
This fragmentary relief was excavated in the debris over and around a tenlple of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty (664–525 B.C.). However, its precise date, nature, and subject matter are uncertain. The female feline with lotus flower may be related to Hathor or some other goddess, and the falcon heads below her are possibly celestial symbols.
MEDIUM Limestone
•Place Made: Mendes, Nile Delta Region, Egypt
DATES 3rd century B.C.E.
PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
DIMENSIONS 11 x 16 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. (28 x 41 x 9.5 cm)
Brooklyn Museum

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