An Egyptian Bronze Statuette of the Goddess Neith in Erie, CO

$10,500 An Egyptian Bronze Statuette of the Goddess Neith

This is a bronze statuette depicting the Egyptian goddess Neith. She is shown in a striding position, her left foot forward. The goddess holds her right arm vertically against her side. Her left arm is bent at the elbow. Her clenched fists are pierced to hold the implements or weapons with which the goddess is sometimes depicted, but there are now missing. Neith is wearing a long, tight-fitting dress and has a crown on her head, which can be identified by its shape as the red crown of Lower Egypt. The statuette is standing on an rectangular integral base with carries a hieroglyphic inscription on two sides. The text mentions the donor of the statuette and asks “O Neith, may you give life to Hor, the son of Amunirdis, born of the Lady of the house Nehemes(?)â€.Late Period, circa 600 B.C.Height 18.5 cm without the modern base. The statuette is in very good condition with no repairs, damage or restoration. The surface looks somewhat worn in places and a bit dimpled, especially on the lower body. The object has been cleaned and treated to protect the bronze. Mounted on a modern wooden base.Provenance

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