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.
Created: May 31, 2021