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Painted limestone relief of the Tree Goddess: E.53.1913

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Painted limestone relief of the Tree Goddess




Fragment, with tree goddess and ba-bird on a pool. The tree goddess appears in a funerary context. She gives refreshment to the soul/spirit of the deceased, which is shown in the form of a Ba bird. The sign behind the tree represents the Western Desert.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 6.7 cm
Height: 22.5 cm
Width: 21.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1913) by The Egyptian Exploration Fund


Eighteenth Dynasty
Nineteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom
-1550 - -1186

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carved : Painted

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.53.1913
Primary reference Number: 51601
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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