Statue of a goddess



Accession Number
W2051a
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Gods case
Object Types
Sculpture, Statue | Implements and utensils, Toy, Doll
Materials
Gesso | Textile/fibres (Linen) | Wood
Measurements
Height: 315mm | Width: 82mm | Depth: 57mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Isis | Nephthys | Nut

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Description

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.

Bibliography

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]

Wellcome Number
A103735
Auction
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)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 14 Dec 2021

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