This statuette fragment, probably dating to the 3rd Dynasty, represents an anthropomorphic deity. All that remains of it are a roundish wig and the beginning of a curved back support. There is a parallel to this statuette in the Brooklyn Museum, which has the same wig but also a face with a false beard, and it is certain that both pieces were produced in the same Memphite workshop. Both formed part of a series of local nome deities intended to be placed in chapels located in royal funerary complexes, there to receive offerings made by the king.
|KMKG - MRAH [07/003] BRUSSELS
|SAQQARA NECROPOLIS ?