Egyptian Maahes Statuette

£1,500.00

Statuette of the war god Maahes enthroned with a modern stand. His leonine head is adorned with a nemes headdress and a false beard, and his hands are joined over his stomach to hold a sceptre that extends down to the ankles, bending with the seated body. The throne is richly adorned on the sides with figurative designs. Much of his left arm and ear are missing.

Date: Ca. 663 – 30 BC, Late Period – Ptolemaic Dynasty

Size: L:With stand: 165mm / W:64mm ; 280g

Provenance: From a private London collection; acquired on the UK art market in the 1960s/70s.

Description

Maahes was a benevolent warrior god, the son of Ptah and Bast/Sekhment, who was associated with protection and victory. This likely would have been given as a votive offering to a shrine or temple of the god in exchange for his favour, perhaps in battle.

Additional information

Weight .280 kg
Dimensions 16.5 × 6.4 cm
Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Origin

Egypt

Material

Faience

Egyptian Mythology

Maahes