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Relief of a "God's Wife" and the Goddess Hathor

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The relief shows Hathor, right, offering the symbol of life to a priestess who has been appointed to the position of "God's Wife" in the temple of Amen at Karnak. The right edge of the relief is finished and it evidently represents one of the four faces of a pillar. The relief was broken into...

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Provenance

Ex-Altounian Collection, Macon, France. By 1981: with Jaques Chalmin, Paris; 1981: purchased by the MFA from Jacques Chalmin, Paris.

Credit Line

Egyptian Special Purchase Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–26, 760–525 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width: 53.8 x 51 cm (21 3/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.3

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief