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Egyptian limestone fragment with name of Mut, 6th-3rd cent. BC

Egyptian limestone fragment with name of Mut, 6th-3rd cent. BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1316532
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Bernhard I. Mller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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 $3,400.00 
Wall fragment rendered in sunk hieroglyphs showing a nicely carved vulture over a shallow bowl and the sign for bread. The sequence mentions the goddess Mut and can be completed to the recurring epithet ‘Mut mistress of the sky’ [Mwt nbt pt].
The feet of another bird appear over the vulture.
Mut was an ancient Egyptian sky goddess and great divine mother. During the 18th Dynasty she formed the Theban triad together with the god Amun and her youthful son Khons. The name Mut also means ‘mother’ in ancient Egyptian.
Limestone
Egyptian, Late Period to Early Ptolemaic, 6th-3th century BC
H. 11.2 cm (4.4 in)
Fragment with well-executed and crisp hieroglyphs.
Ex collection of the German Egyptologist Prof. Dr. Hanns Stock (1908-1966).

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.