Seth statue



Accession Number
W458
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Gods case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Periods
Late Period to Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 133mm | Width: 23mm | Depth: 44mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Seth

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Description

A wooden statue of hippopotamus-headed man (likely the god Seth). It was purchased by Wellcome in 1925. Statues in wood are uncommon and images of gods from the Third Intermediate Period are usually cast in metal. The way in which the human figure was depicted differs depending on the material used.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 65]