Fragment of a pectoral
A relief fragment in glazed faience showing the top of Nephthys in adoration. There is a hole for the suspension of the object, indicating it is likely part of a pectoral. Pectorals like these, with heart scarabs inserted into them, appear to mimic the temple pylon. Such pylons represented the gateway to new life from which Khepri in the form of a scarab would emerge. It is probably from the Hood Collection sold in 1924, lot 66. Most of Hood's items were from the Theban area.
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