Golden Mummies : Figure

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Terracotta figurine of a naked goddess with elaborate headdress. Atop her voluminous locks sits a floral crown surmounted with a sun-disk between bovine horns and tall ostrich feather plumes. These features were associated with the iconography of several Pharaonic goddesses, notably Hathor and Isis.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Various goddesses have been identified as being represented by this distinctive nude form, including Isis and Aphrodite, although the Egyptian goddess Hathor is most likely. She represented sexuality in the service of rebirth, and this curvaceous form is replicated in a number of female coffins of the Graeco-Roman Period from the site of Akhmim.</p>

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