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Neith (a sister of Isis)

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Artist Unidentified (Egyptian)


Neith (a sister of Isis)

Creation Date

ca. 300 BCE - 150 BCE


3rd-2nd century BCE


8 1/2 in. x 1 1/16 in. (21.59 cm. x 2.7 cm.)



Creation Place

Ancient Mediterranean, Egyptian

Medium and Support


Credit Line

Gift of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss


Public Domain

Accession Number


The goddess Neith strides forward and holds her right arm down against her side while reaching out, arm crooked, with her left. She would have originally held an ankh, an amuletic symbol of life commonly used in Ancient Egypt, or a bow or arrow in her fists, but these attributes are now missing. Although her body has volume and can be examined in the round, the stance of the figure intends a frontal perspective. Neith was also a warrior goddess and, though female, linked to the martial power of the Egyptian king. She wears the red deshret crown of Lower Egypt, traditionally worn by the pharaoh, and often carries weapons. The pose and form of the body correspond to the rather conservative formulas used in Egyptian figural art.

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left side