jueves, 16 de febrero de 2017

The Goddess Meret Shemau

The Goddess Meret Shemau
mages of the goddess Meret Shemau (“Meret of the Southern Lands”) are recognizable from the curl at the end of her hairdo and her distinctive gesture of greeting or clapping. Depictions of divine rituals show Meret Shemau as a chantress. This scene, when complete, probably depicted her greeting the king as he ran a ceremonial race.
MEDIUM Limestone
DATES ca. 1514-1493 B.C.E.
PERIOD New Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 9 9/16 x 12 7/8 in. (24.3 x 32.7 cm)
Creamy white limestone fragment with bold relief representation of upper portion of a girl, facing right, with one arm stretched out (other arm not shown), inscription above (three hieroglyphs only). Condition: Fragmentary but sound. Formerly broken into at least five pieces and well mended; scratches.

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