Mon. May 23rd, 2022
Relief of the goddess Maat

A fragment of a low relief depicting the upper part of an image of the goddess Maat wearing ostrich feather of truth, a tripartite wig, a wide usekh collar, bracelets, and a tunic supported by shoulder-straps. Her head is surmounted by her emblem, a feather, the symbol of truth and justice.

Maat was the symbol of the cosmic order and it was believed that there were two of them: one for the living and one for the dead.

New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reign of Seti I, ca. 1290-1279 BC. Painted limestone, 74 x 47. Now in the National Archaeological Museum of Florence. 2469

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