The goddess Maat
La dea Maat
19th Dynasty (14th–13th centuries BC); found in 1828–29
74 x 47 cm
Egypt, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Pharaoh Sethy Ist (XIX Dynasty)
The fragment comes from the parietal relief from the tomb of Sethy I (1289-1279 A.C.), discovered in 1817 and located in the Valley of the Kings. The relief is part of one of the most important group of the Franco-Tuscan expedition (1828–1829) and has been brought to Florence by Ippolito Roselllini. The relief shows the goddess Maat, recognised by the feather on her head.
Copyright image: Su concessione del Ministero per i Beni Culturali e del Turismo - Museo Egizio di Firenze.
Marina Minozzi "The goddess Maat" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;it;147;en
Prepared by: Marina Minozzi
Copyedited by: Anne Dowell
MWNF Working Number: IT2 005