Statue of the princess - priestess Takushit.
Found on Kom Tourougka, near Lake Mareotis, south of Alexandria, in 1880. Copper alloy with precious metal inlay. End of 25th Dynasty, approximately 670 BC. The statue had a ritual votive, and funerary use.

The woman’s name means ‘the Ethiopian’ and may refer to her relation or marriage to an Ethiopian. Her father was Akanosh II, great chief of the Ma tribe from Libya. The figure’s characteristic garment is executed with inlaid decoration, a technique in which the engraved design is inlaid with precious metal wire. The motifs are hieroglyphs and deities of the northeast region of the Nile Delta, Takushit’s homeland.

Courtesy & currently located at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece. Photo taken by Tilemahos Efthimiadis.

Statue of the princess - priestess Takushit.

Found on Kom Tourougka, near Lake Mareotis, south of Alexandria, in 1880. Copper alloy with precious metal inlay. End of 25th Dynasty, approximately 670 BC. The statue had a ritual votive, and funerary use.

The woman’s name means ‘the Ethiopian’ and may refer to her relation or marriage to an Ethiopian. Her father was Akanosh II, great chief of the Ma tribe from Libya. The figure’s characteristic garment is executed with inlaid decoration, a technique in which the engraved design is inlaid with precious metal wire. The motifs are hieroglyphs and deities of the northeast region of the Nile Delta, Takushit’s homeland.

Courtesy & currently located at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece. Photo taken by Tilemahos Efthimiadis.

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