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Old Jul 21, 2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Egyptian God ID needed

This statue is in our conservation lab at the moment I would be greatful if anyone has any idea what god it represents.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 12:27 PM   #2
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Egyptian god

I am sure we could be certain after it has been cleaned somewhat, but there is such a layer of material adhering to the details, it is difficult to be certain.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 06:34 PM   #3
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No idea but interesting! Looks like a a few gods back to back - at least a couple of wings in there too.

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Old Jul 25, 2010, 02:25 AM   #4
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Hi,

Check here for 'Amen', going by the headdress.

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/headdress.htm

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Old Jul 25, 2010, 04:47 AM   #5
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Hi,

Check here for 'Amen', going by the headdress.

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/headdress.htm

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Looks a like a good bet - or Horus.

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Old Jul 25, 2010, 07:24 AM   #6
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i thought it might be MUT with the double headress and wings going on? there is also the aligator at the feet which must be connected with one of the gods.
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 11:10 AM   #7
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Composite?

Late in Egyptian history--and this is clearly a late statuette--there is a tendency toward syncretism, so it is quite possible that this deity is a compound of a number of elements.
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 03:20 PM   #8
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This was a line of thought we were pursuing do you have a dating in mind?.
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 06:29 PM   #9
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Date?

I am no expert, and I would really have to check a lot of sources to have an opinion worth anything, but my impression is late dynastic or Persian period. It has been a long time since I have done any reading on Egyptian statuettes. Virtually any other opinion would be worth more, especially if a dated parallel could be cited, and I just do not have the time right now to do the library work this needs.
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Old Aug 18, 2010, 01:58 PM   #10
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Hi,

Here is a link that might be helpful in your search for ID. It is a great site from the British Museum:

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html



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