All Smithsonian museums continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. We are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a regular and as needed basis. Please read our full statement.
<p>Amulet consisting of head and torso of a Bes figure, with bright blue glaze. Bes is a dwarf-like human figure with leonine characteristics. He wears a plumed headdress. Both arms are bent. The right hand cups his breast and in the left hand he holds a small figure to his breast. The smaller suckling figure …</p>
<p>Striding figure of either the Memphite goddess Sakhmet or the goddess Bastet. This anthropomorphic deity combines the body of a woman and the head of a lioness. The figure strides upon a rectangular base with her left foot forward. She wears an ankle-length sheath gown and tripartite wig; on her head is a sun disc …</p>
<p>Amulet of the hippopotamus goddess, Taweret, modeled in the round. Both legs broken at the thighs; left hand missing. She takes the form of a female hippopotamus standing upright on her hind legs. She has a rounded stomach and very pendulous breasts. She wears a tri-partite wig, the back portion of which ends in a …</p>