Photo #6

The goddess Mut (“Mother”), wife of the Sun god Amun-Ra. As wives of the pharaohs, who were themselves sons of Amun-Ra, the queens of Egypt were often closely associated with this goddess. In fact, one of the queens featured in this exhibition, Nefertari, was called the “beloved of Mut.” On the back of this statue, the donor prays to the rising sun, represented by the scarab-beetle god Khepri.

Unknown provenance
New Kingdom, 18th–20th dynasties
(1539–1076 B.C.)

© Museo Egizio (Turin, Italy)

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