Statue of Mut at Luxor Museum

Statue of Egyptian goddess Mut from the Nineteenth dynasty at Luxor Museum

The Nineteenth Dynasty (1292 BC to 1189 BC) statue of Mut is a part of a double statue that was created during the reign of Ramesses II (c. 1279–1213 BC). The statue depicts the Egyptian goddess Mut, who was the wife of Amun and mother goddess of Thebes, seated on a throne with her son Khonsu standing by her side.

Mut is portrayed with a beautifully carved wig, a uraeus on her forehead, and a tightly fitting dress that exposes her arms. Her son Khonsu, the god of the moon, is shown wearing a headdress with a crescent moon, and holding a scepter in his hand. The statue was made out of black granite and measures 198 cm in height.

The statue was discovered in the Temple of Mut in Karnak, Egypt, and is considered to be one of the most impressive works of art from the New Kingdom period. It is known for its attention to detail, particularly in the carving of the intricate headdress and jewelry worn by Mut.

The statue is now housed in the Luxor Museum in Egypt, where it continues to be a popular attraction for visitors interested in the ancient history and art of Egypt.