Egyptian Museum: Statue of the Goddess Selkis

 Statue of the Goddess Selkis

A graceful statuette of gilded wood, depicting the goddess Selkis, one of the four protective deities of the outer canopy of the canopic shrine containing the viscera of the deceased Pharaoh. The goddess is dressed in a long tunic, and her head is covered by Khayt, surmounted by a Scorpion, a symbol that transcribes the goddess's name. The influence of Amarna art is quite obvious.

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