God's Wife Tagerem

Period: Ptolemaic Period

Dynasty: Ptolemaic Dynasty

Date: 300–250 B.C.

Geography: From Egypt, Western Delta, Sakhebu

Medium: Limestone

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.