Golden Mummies : Figure

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Terracotta figurine of a naked goddess with elaborate headdress. Atop her corkscrew locks sits a floral crown surmounted by a stylised flared feature. She wears a number of pieces of jewellery and sandals on her feet.</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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