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Sandstone statue: E.80.1910

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Sandstone statue




Sandstone statue of a standing female figure wearing long garment, head missing.

Sandstone statue of a female figure. the head is now missing. the figure stands and wears a long dress, which is tied below the waist and exposes her breasts. This suggests that the image represents a fertility goddess, perhaps Isis. Only the left breast survives; the stone is damaged on the right side. The feet are carved in a simple fashion and the base is uneven and stands with the weight towards the back. It seems likely that this statue served as a cult statue in a Nubian temple or chapel. Its exact findspot is unknown. There are traces of red paint on the arms and visible breast.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.4 m

Find spot

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1910) by Green, F. A.


Circa 100 CE - Circa 400 CE

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Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: E.80.1910
Primary reference Number: 51118
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 31 July 2012 Updated: Tuesday 31 July 2012 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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