This is the head from a statue of the goddess Anat. It is from Tell Basta (Bubastis). A large statue like this would probably have stood in a temple. Anat was a goddess of war who protected the king/pharaoh in battle. Anat was not originally an Egyptian goddess. The Egyptians adopted her from Syria and Palestine about 3,800 years ago. Hieroglyphs on the back of this statue read: Speech by […] I give to you strength against foreign lands […] You repel with the strength of your arm in all lands, the Dual King Us[er-maat]-re[-setep-en-re, the son of Re, Rameses-mery-amun]. The name is damaged, but it would be that of Ramesses II. He built many temples during his long reign and fought many military campaigns. This is the head from a statue of the goddess Anat. It is carved from granite, a type of stone. It is over 3,000 years old, dating to the 19th Dynasty (about 1295-1186 BCE) in the New Kingdom period.
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- Post published:September 11, 2020
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