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EA1547

* An Egyptian Stone Amulet of the Goddess Mut, 25th Dynasty, ca. 722-625 BC

Carved from dark steatite, the mother goddess depicted as a standing woman, hands by her side wearing a sheath dress and the crowns of royalty: double crown of Egypt.

Mut (Maut, Mwt) was a sky goddess and the great divine mother. Mut is thought to have originated in the Nile River delta or in Middle Egypt. She came to prominence during the 18th dynasty (1539–1292 bce) as the companion of the god Amon at Thebes, forming the Theban triad with him and with the youthful god Khons, who was said to be Mut’s son. The name Mut means “mother,” and her role was that of an older woman among the gods. She was associated with the uraeus (rearing cobra), lionesses, and royal crowns.

Dimensions: Height: 1 5/8 inch (4.1 cm)

Condition: Intact and in good condition overall.

Provenance: Private NY Collection on loan to the Carlos Museum, Emory University 1998-2015, museum number: L1998.062.137

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