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    Egyptian Otter! Otter side view. Late Period or Ptolemaic Period, 664–30 B.C. Egypt. Bronze or copper alloy

  • judy corlett

    664–30 B.C. Egypt otter

  • Leah Wilson

    Otter statue | Late Period or Ptolemaic Period | The Metropolitan Museum of Art #History

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Otter, Late Period or Ptolemaic Period, 664–30 B.C. Bronze or copper alloy - During the Late Period and Ptolemaic times otters were represented in bronzes statuettes such as this one, standing, forepaws raised, atop small bronze boxes. The pose of raised paws signifies the otter's adoration of the sun god when he rises in the morning. In myth otters were attached to the goddess of Lower Egypt Wadjet, whose cult was centered in Buto, in the northern Delta.

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