- New Kingdom, Ramesside–Third Intermediate Period
- Dynasty 20–24
- ca. 1184–664 B.C.
- From Egypt
- H. 29 cm (11 7/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
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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.