Wooden Statuette of Neferetmau

The wooden figurine depicts a naked young girl with her arms stretched out along her body. The head is mostly shaved, with the exception of the braids (some fall on the shoulders, others cover the forehead) that frame the face, and two loose strands of hair. She wears disc earrings and a golden usekh collar, as well as the shell belt that surrounds her hips.

On the base of the pedestal is engraved a hieroglyphic inscription consisting of four lines, while an additional line of hieroglyphs runs along the right side of the pedestal and contains the dedication of the statuette “From her mother Nebethetep, who brings her name to life”.

Wooden Statuette of Neferetmau
Wooden Statuette of Neferetmau

New Kingdom, ca. 1539-1076 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum of Turin. Cat. 3107

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