Period: Ptolemaic Period
Dynasty: Ptolemaic Dynasty
Date: 300–250 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Western Delta, Sakhebu
Dimensions: H. 42 cm (16 1/2 in)
Credit Line: Purchase, Liana Weindling Gift, in memory of her mother, 2010
Accession Number: 2010.18
The priestess Tagerem was God's Wife of the god Re in Sakhebu in the southwestern Delta, a temple functionary of special order, intimate of the god. The statue embodies the perfected ideal of the female form attained in the early part of the Egyptian Ptolemaic period (approximately 300-250 B.C.): demure in its composure and yet alluring.