This small group, of a rare finesse of execution, evokes the gods Amon and Mut, adorned with all their attributes.
Amon is represented here in a very hieratic pause. Dressed in a plumage Corset dress, he wears two high feathers adorning all the hairstyles of heavenly deities.
Mut, evocation of motherhood, crowned with the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt on a corpse of vulture, embraces the god Amon with his left arm. The rare elegance of this divinity is further accentuated by a feminine costume found on rare images of queens and goddesses up to Cleopatra.
A hieroglyphic text engraved on the dorsal pillar consecrates this round bump: a hymn to Amon-Re and Mut is dedicated by Merimaat, a simple particular which is thus placed under the protection of the masters of the temple of Karnak.
On the basis, a frieze of prophylactic signs evoking life, stability and prosperity, symbolizes the divine essence from which the two divine forms originate.
Reproduction in patinated resin
Height: 18 cm
Width: 8 cm
Depth: 8 cm
Period: About 1305-1196 BC, 19th century dynasty
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum