An Egyptian Faience Tefnut Form Figurine, Ptolemai...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionAn Egyptian Faience Tefnut Form Figurine, Ptolemaic Period
4-3/8 x 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (11.1 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm) (overall with stand)
Tefnut is a leonine deity, and appears as human with a lioness head when depicted as part of the Great Ennead of Heliopolis. The other frequent depiction is as a lioness, but Tefnut can also be depicted as fully human. In her fully or semi anthropomorphic form, she is depicted wearing a wig, topped either with a uraeus serpent, or a uraeus and solar disk, and she is sometimes depicted as a lion headed serpent.
Estimate: $400 - $600.
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