Neith - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 37° 20.008 W 121° 55.376
10S E 595414 N 4132409
Quick Description: Nieth is the Egyptian Goddess of war, hunting, weaving and wisdom.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2015 8:13:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMN83D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
This sculpture is in San Jose's Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.
The placard accompanying this sculpture indicates it is made of wood and is from the Saite Period. The figure wears the red crown of Lower Egypt.
Wikipedia (visit link) adds:

"Neith ... was an early goddess in the Egyptian pantheon. She was the patron deity of Sais, where her cult was centered in the Western Nile Delta of Egypt and attested as early as the First Dynasty. The Ancient Egyptian name of this city was Zau.

Neith also was one of the three tutelary deities of the ancient Egyptian southern city of Ta-senet or Iunyt now known as Esna ..., which is located on the west bank of the River Nile, some 55 km south of Luxor, in the modern Qena Governorate."
Time Period: Ancient

Approximate Date of Epic Period: 2000 BC

Epic Type: Religous

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

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