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Goddess Neith


Artist Unknown (Egyptian)


c. 664-525 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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: Egyptian Art
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Medium: Sculpture | Bronze
Size: 5 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (13.02 x 2.86 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Egypt
Culture: Egyptian, Africa, Egypt
Style: 8th century-5th century B.C.
Inscriptions: Inscription front of base: "Neith, the Great, Divine Mother, *giving (right side) life (to) Harkhebit**, son of ... name. (back) illegible..,born of (the Lady), (let side) of the House. (I cannot read the remainder of the line. Should contain the mother in hieroglyphs, translated 'Neith, the Great, Divine Mother, giving life to Harkhebit, son of . . . born of (The Lady) of the House . . .', on pedestal
Physical Description: black Goddess Neith; seated; wearing crown of Lower Egypt
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 16.31
Added to Site: February 28, 2009