Cybele Gallery in Paris was founded in 1988 by Jean-Pierre Montesino.
It offers a wide choice of antiques from the Mediterranean and specializes in objects from Ancient Egypt.
Jean-Pierre Montesino is a recognized expert of the European Chamber of Expert-Advisors in Fine Art and a member of the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA).
Cybele is proud to have contributed in enriching the collections of private collectors and also Museums like the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts and various international Museums.
The Cybele Gallery is also a bookseller and publisher specializing in Egyptology.
An Egyptian bronze statue of Neith
Egypte, 26th Dynasty,
circa 664-525 B.C.
Gold and silver inlays
Height: 24,4 cm
- Former collection of Maurice Bouvier, Alexandria
- From 1959, Switzerland Collections Bouvier
On loan at the Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig
A.Wiese, Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig Die Ägyptische Abteilung, Mainz, 2001 : n°117
Patroness of the city of Sais in the Nile River delta, the goddess Neith is regarded as the prime creator, thanks to its seven arrows; the one who gave life to humanity and invented birth.
Also known as the goddess of weaving, domestic life and women, as well as the protector of sleep, sarcophagi and canopic jars; her worship lasted until the end of the Old Kingdom. Her cult then loses momentum until the reign of the Sais pharaoh in the 24th Dynasty through the rise to prominence of the Sais prince in the Delta.
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