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Statuette of Inheret, god of war

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Bronze; with long beard and headdress; right arm raised holding one end of long spear or staff, other end of which is held in left hand, at right angles to body. Very finely incised details on long robe. Badly patinated. On original wooden base.

Provenance

Naga el-Mashayikh, (Mesheikh) tomb 501. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds with the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26 or later, 664–30 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Nag el-Mashayikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1358

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture