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Statuette
Date Made/Found: 332-30 BC
Collector: Collected by Alderman William Bragge F.S.A. , 1823-1884
Purchased through: Purchased through Alderman William Bragge F.S.A. , 1823-1884
Material and Medium: Faience
Dimensions: Height 32mm (1 1/4in.)
Place Object Found: Egypt
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J11.5.81.25
Ancient Egyptians used a wide variety of materials to produce artistic and practical objects. They worked in wood, stone, glass, metal, ceramic and textile. They made many different types of items from faience, including statuettes, amulets and beads. Faience is a type of glassy ceramic, also known as glazed composition. Craftworkers generally specialised in one skill and sometimes lived together in a separate part of the town.

This statue depicts Mut, the wife and companion of Amen-Ra. Women were generally treated equally under ancient Egyptian law but they were rarely completely independent of men. Most women married, although we don’t know whether marriage involved an actual ceremony or simply a legal agreement.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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