The Godess Neith

This talk will explore the significance of the beautiful bronze statue in the Goodison collection, which depicts the goddess Neith. Referred to by the ancient Egyptians as ‘Mistress of the Bow’ and ‘Ruler of the Arrows’, she was a terrifying warrior goddess worshipped from Predynastic Egypt (c. 3400 BC) onwards. She was also associated with early queens, demonstrating her importance in Pharaonic Egypt.

Talk by Dr Joanne Backhouse, University of Liverpool.

Image is a part of the statue Neith, the patron goddess of Sais, bronze, Dynasty 26, about 600 B.C.

You can read more about how the Goodison collection in our blog here.

Part of our Object of the Month Programme

Object of the Month talks are free and there is no need to book, just come along! If you wish to donate money to The Atkinson Development Trust at the end of any talk there will be donation buckets available.

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