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Reshef

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside–Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 20–24
Date:
ca. 1184–664 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 29 cm (11 7/16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
89.2.215
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
This statue depicts Reshef, a god of the underworld, pestilence and warfare. Reshef was Syro-Palestinian in origin, but was introduced into Egypt in the 18th Dynasty and was then assimilated into Egyptian religion. He is depicted menacing, carrying a shield and a swordlike mace. On his head is the Egyptian white crown, which is combined here with the head of a gazelle.
Donated by Joseph W. Drexel, Philadelphia, 1889.

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