Maker Egyptian
  • Statuette of Ma'at, Goddess of Truth
Date between 745 and 655 BCE
Medium Granite
Dimensions Including base: 10 5/8 × 6 1/8 × 6 1/8 inches (27 × 15.6 × 15.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Wadsworth
Accession Number 68.37
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View Egyptian: Kingly Qualities, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, on base, in 19th century, raised, gilded: ANTIENT [sic] STATUE | brought from THEBES in upper | EGYPT | by W. N. - A. D. 1820
Formerly in the collection of:
Lord William Nelson, 1820 (aquired in Egypt);
The brother of Admiral Horatio Nelson. William Nelson was given a government pension after the death of his more famous brother. He went on a tour which included the Near East and was in Egypt in 1820.

Lady Collingwood;
George Harper;
Frederic W. Cowley
Documentation of the ex collections is in the Curator's file.
Bulletin of the DIA XLVIII, no. 1 (1969): p. 21.

Peck, William H. "The Present State of Egyptian Art in Detroit," Connoisseur, vol. 175, no. 706 (December 1970): p. 271; (ill.) (fig. 6).