Large Egyptian Bronze Statuette of the Goddess Neith - 664 BC. A large ancient Egyptian bronze statue of Neith, dating to the 26th Dynasty, circa 664 - 525 BC. The goddess is shown striding forth, wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt and tightly-fitted sheath dress. The deity's left arm bent at the elbow and slightly raised, once carrying a was sceptre - the symbol of power, her right held by her side, originally holding an ankh - the symbol of life. One of the oldest and most important Egyptian deities, Neith was both a goddess of war and of creation, said to have been present at the creation of the world. An inscription recorded from the temple of Neith read: "I am the things that are, that will be, and that have been. No mortal has ever lifted the veil by which I am concealed. The fruit which I brought forth was the sun."
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