Statue of a goddess

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Gods case
Object Types
Sculpture, Statue | Implements and utensils, Toy, Doll
Gesso | Textile/fibres (Linen) | Wood
Number of Elements
Divine Name
Isis | Nephthys | Nut
Height: 315mm | Width: 82mm | Depth: 57mm

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A figure of a goddess, likely either Isis or Nephthys. These goddesses are usually shown kneeling in a mourning pose at either end of a coffin (always in pairs). There are remains of blue painted plaster whilst the form is made up of linen and rope. This was said by Kate Bosse Griffiths to have been found within W2051 and was published by Kate in Schoske (republished JG Griffiths 2001 p184-187). Here it was identified as Nut. This item was purchased at the Fosters auction 19.2.1931 and describes as a 'stuffed doll'. There is no mention in the auction catalogue of it being within W2051.


Bosse-Griffiths, Kate 2001. Problems with Ptaḥ-Sokar-Osiris figures: presented to the 4th International Congress of Egyptology, Munich, 1985. In Bosse-Griffiths, Kate, Amarna studies and other selected papers, 181–188. Freiburg (Schweiz); Göttingen: Universitätsverlag; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. [184–187]

3D Model

Wellcome Number
Messrs Foster. Dealer and Auctioneers: 19 Feb 1931, Lot 175
Auction Details
An Ancient Egyptian stuffed doll, another, in clay, and a pair of ancient sandals, in painted wood.
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Last modified: 28 Oct 2022

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