Winged Goddess

Late New Kingdom or early Third Intermediate Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130

This kneeling woman is a goddess with protective outspread wings. On her head are cows' horns and a sun disk, which are elements that could be worn by various goddesses. Nut, the goddess of the sky, is often depicted with outstretched wings, but similar representations are also known for the goddess Isis.

The piece features several small holes that were made for either sewing the pieces onto a mummy's wrappings or for incorporating them into beaded nets, which were placed on top of a wrapped mummy.

Winged Goddess, Faience

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