A portable shrine for the goddes Anuket
On display until 20 March 2022, the exhibition also features other artefacts testifying the religious life of Deir el-Medina community. These include a stele dedicated to the deified sovereign Amenhotep I and his mother, Queen Ahmose Nefertari, who were considered the village's deities, a stele dedicated to a manifestation of the goddess Hathor, and one made in honour of the serpent goddess Meretseger, “she who loves silence”.
Other artefact on display talk about cults linked to a more domestic and familiar sphere: small stelae and busts testifying, for example, to devotion to ancestors, or terracotta female figurines used in rituals connected with fertility and the protection of motherhood but also to alleviate scorpion stings or snake bites.
Paolo Del Vesco will accompany you on two special visits on 25 January and 1 March 2022 at 4.30 pm.