Egypt.  Late Period, ca. 664-305 BC.
2013.15.1.  Gift of the Forward Arts Foundation.
Photo by Bruce M. White, 2013
A generous grant from the Forward Arts Foundation allowed the Museum to add another bronze to the ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern galleries, a rare depiction of the composite god Khonsu-Djheuty. Khonsu, the son of Amun and Mut, is usually depicted holding a scepter and flail with a crescent moon headdress surmounted by the full moon. He was associated with another lunar deity, Djehuty (Thoth), and in one of these combined manifestations  was referred to as “the provider” and credited with driving out evil spirits.