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Statuette of Ibentina
JE 63646 A, B Cairo Antiquity Museum
Material: Painted Sycamore Wood
Size: Naos Height: 62 cm; Statuette Height 38 cm
Location: Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Satnem (No. 1379)
Excavation: Excavations of the Institut Francais D'Archeologie Orientale (1933-1934)
Period: Greek 18th Dynasty (c 1490 - 1450 BC)
Lady Ibentina was the wife of Satnem, in who's tomb this artifact was found. There was also a statuette of Satnem, which formed a pair with this one. They were both covered with linen when discovered.
Note the fine string of tiny faience beads that is tied around her left arm. Around the base of the box was an offering dedicated to the god of the deceased, Osiris, here greeted as the Lord of Busiris and Abydos.
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