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This woman had the sacerdotal function of "divine wife of the god Amon", for which were chosen the young people of royal descent, preferably a daughter of Pharaoh. This was the most prominent role a woman could play in the Egyptian priesthood, which was also of great political power.

Details

  • Title: Statue of lady Takushit
  • Physical Dimensions: h34.4 cm
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 Museu Nacional/UFRJ
  • Setor: Egito
  • Sala de Exposição: Egito Antigo
  • Local de Coleta/Origem: Tebas, Egito Antigo.
  • Data de Origem/Produção: XXII/XXIII Dinastias, c. 730 a.C.
  • Area de Conhecimento: Arqueologia

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