New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C.E.
Egypt, Middle Egypt, Asyut (Assiut, Siut; Lykopolis), Tomb of Siese, Khashaba
Limestone, H. 129 (50 13/16 in); w 62 cm (24 7/16 in)
Rogers Fund, 1917, Accession Number 17.2.5
Isis has the Papyrus scepter, while Wepwawet holds the Was scepter. Note the eye of Set...
One of Wepwawet's titles, (which he shares with Anubis), is "Lord of the sacred land", visible on this statue.
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Isis Mother of the Gods - Hathor (Mother of the Gods is a title of Isis, and also of Neith
Crop from museum photo
|Description from museum website: |
"The Royal Scribe and Overseer of the Granaries, Siaset, dedicated this statue which represents Isis, his patron goddess, and Wepwawet, the local god of Assiut where the statue was made. Its fine but rather provincial style is the work of sculptors who were somewhat removed from the mainstream of the royal workshops. However, many of their mannerisms, such as the round cheeks and pronounced blandness of the goddess' face, gained popularity during the succeeding century. The inscriptons on the front of the statue contain prayers to the two gods. On the back is a long prayer to Osiris, invoking his aid in the Hereafter."