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Head of a Goddess
19th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Ramesside Period
c.1295-1270 BC
This head once belonged to the statue of an unidentified female deity. The gender is suggested by the lack of a beard, and the simple hairstyle points to the divine status of the subject: mortal women wore elaborately curled wigs at the time this piece was carved. The complete statue represented the goddess seated or standing, either alone or as part of a group of two or more deities and possibly the king.The sculpture was carved from quartzite, a material in which, through the ages, Egyptian artists created their most sensitive portrayals of humans and gods.
(Source: The Met Museum)

Head of a Goddess

19th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Ramesside Period

c.1295-1270 BC

This head once belonged to the statue of an unidentified female deity. The gender is suggested by the lack of a beard, and the simple hairstyle points to the divine status of the subject: mortal women wore elaborately curled wigs at the time this piece was carved. The complete statue represented the goddess seated or standing, either alone or as part of a group of two or more deities and possibly the king.
The sculpture was carved from quartzite, a material in which, through the ages, Egyptian artists created their most sensitive portrayals of humans and gods.

(Source: The Met Museum)

Ivory horse frontlet 

Decorated with a nude goddess holding lions and lotus flowers

Mesopotamian, Assyrian Period, Neo-Assyrian, 9th - 8th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Golden statue of Hittite goddess

Statue is only 4.3cm high and 1.7cm wide.

Hittite Empire, 14th - 13th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bust of the Goddess Juno

300-100 BC

Etruscan

(Source: The British Museum)

Terracotta stand 

This winged goddess is on a terracotta stand. This was most likely made in Attica. 24.5cm (10 inch.) 

Greek, Archaic period, 520 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Copper alloy figure of a naked goddess

2500-1750 BC

Middle Bronze Age Syria

(Source: The British Museum)

Bronze Figure of a 4 armed Goddess

1st Century AD

Found in Deccan, India

(Source: The British Museum)

Bronze mirror stand of Aphrodite and Erotes 
Height 25.6cm (10 1/16 inch) 
Greek, Archaic Period, about 500 BC 
Finding location: unknown 
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Bronze mirror stand of Aphrodite and Erotes 

Height 25.6cm (10 1/16 inch) 

Greek, Archaic Period, about 500 BC 

Finding location: unknown 

Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Electrum plaque of bee goddess
Goddess maybe a representation of the goddess Artemis, greek goddess of nature. It is 3.2cm high en 2cm wide (1 ¼ x 13/16 inch). 
Greek, East Greek, 640 – 630 BC.
Made in Kameiros, Rhodes, Greece. 
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  

Electrum plaque of bee goddess

Goddess maybe a representation of the goddess Artemis, greek goddess of nature. It is 3.2cm high en 2cm wide (1 ¼ x 13/16 inch).

Greek, East Greek, 640 – 630 BC.

Made in Kameiros, Rhodes, Greece.

Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  

Bronze statue of goddess Sekhmet 
The goddess Sekhmet was the goddess of health and protection. She was the one who controlled demons who could spread diseases and therefore the one to call upon to keep from getting sick of to get better. 
Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26 – 30, between 664 – 332 BC. 
Found in Naukratis (a Greek city in the Delta of Egypt) by WMF Petrie in 1885 
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  

Bronze statue of goddess Sekhmet

The goddess Sekhmet was the goddess of health and protection. She was the one who controlled demons who could spread diseases and therefore the one to call upon to keep from getting sick of to get better.

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26 – 30, between 664 – 332 BC.

Found in Naukratis (a Greek city in the Delta of Egypt) by WMF Petrie in 1885 

Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  

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