From Egypt; Said to be from Northern Upper Egypt, Akhmim (Khemmis, Panopolis)
Linen, tempera paint
h. 40.3 cm (15 7/8 in); w. 45.1 cm (17 3/4 in)
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Spear, Jr. Gift, 1984
Not on view
This rare painting of tempera on linen shows the Greek personification of abundance, Euthenia. The goddess, consort of the Nile god, rests on a sphinx and holds a bowl in her hand; above and to the sides are birds in fliight or at rest.
Purchased by Walter Hauser from Phocion Tano, Cairo, 1936. Bequeathed to Charles Wilkinson. Purchased from Charles Wilkinson by the Museum, 1984.