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The piece I choose to do for my research paper is called Wadjet It is an Egyptian piece of art Wadjet was the protectress of the king and the tutelary deity of Lower Egypt The sculpture is from the 26th dynastyThe piece is a votive figure The Egyptian iconography has gods that were shown with human torsos and animal heads It was probably left in temples as a form of offering to the gods The figure is 13 inches high with well preserved detail and description on the rectangular base that says the name of the goddess Wadjet to who the statue was dedicated to The goddess Wadjet is a female goddess shown with the head of a lioness There was several other Egyptian Goddess that had the head of a lioness She has an excellent amount of detail around her face and her body too She is a very well preserved piece of art The appearance of this piece of art is that it is standing up-right with her right arm at her side and her left arm held also at her side but it is bent at the elbow and extended forward in front of the goddess The goddess has holes in both of her hands This indicates that she was holding an object in each hand The two pieces she was holding were a papyrus and an ankh In the left hand she had the papyrus it is the symbol of Lower Egypt In the right hand she was holding the ankh it is a cross with a loop at the top Her presence in the temple would have been as a form of offering to the gods The piece has a very narrow waist that shows the Egyptian style of idealization Idealization is the rendering of important figures in ideal physical condition as viewed by the Egyptians at that time She is wearing clothes she is wearing a thin garment that
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