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Statuette of Wadjet, lady of the Delta, depicted with both her animal manifestations, as a lion-headed woman with a cobra on her head

Unknown7th century BCE - 4th century BCE

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

Wadjet, the cobra goddess whose name means "the Green One" or "She of the Papyrus", represented Lower Egypt in the royal titulary together with the vulture goddess Nekhbet, who represented Upper Egypt. The two goddesses formed the title for one of the five official names of the Pharaoh, symbolizing the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under his rule.Credit: Gift of Abraham Guterman, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

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  • Title: Statuette of Wadjet, lady of the Delta, depicted with both her animal manifestations, as a lion-headed woman with a cobra on her head
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 7th century BCE - 4th century BCE
  • Location: Egypt
  • Type: Statuette
  • Rights: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Photo © David A. Loggie, N.Y.
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Exhibition: The Immortals of Ancient Egypt: From the Abraham Guterman Collection of Ancient Egyptian Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/06/1997 - 01/12/1997
  • Dimensions: H: 21.1; W: 5.9; L of base: 14.7 cm
  • Curator: Ben-Tor, Daphna

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