LARGE BRONZE FIGURE OF GODDESS MUT

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LARGE BRONZE FIGURE OF GODDESS MUT

Mut, divine wife of Amun, shown striding on rectangular base with hieroglyphic inscription reading:’…Mut, eye of Re, mistress of the Two Lands, may life be given to Cha-Chonsoe-(irdis?), son of Ireru (?) born from the housewife…’; she is holding one arm alongside, the other bent, both hands pierced for insertion of attributes, was-sceptre and ankh symbol, now missing, wearing close-fitting long dress, and double crown with uraeus on her head, eyes inlaid with gold, collar plated

Ex priv. coll. G.J. Dijkers, Netherlands, acquired from Jacques Schulman BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1983
H. 17,6 cm. Dark green and red patina, mounted on wood stand

Saite Period, 664 – 525 BC

Publ. Jacques Schulman BV, Amsterdam, List 216, 1979 no. 3
Cf. G. Roeder, Aegyptische Bronzefiguren, Berlin 1956, §281, p. 229, Abb. 277, pl. 32

P.O.R.

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