Photos: Ancient Egyptian Statues of Deities Found in Pit

Mut statuette

buried egyptian deities

(Image credit: Copyright J. Maucor/CFEETK-CNRS-MoA; Copyright Antiquity)

The favissa also held two statuettes of Mut, the mother goddess of Thebes. This statuette had hieroglyphic inscriptions on it.

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