Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Egyptian Gods, including a Composite Deity and a Cat Figure with Cystrum

c.1799–1800

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 166 x 83 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03906
Turner Bequest LXVI 72

Catalogue entry

Osiris, Apis the bull-god and the Cat were sacred figures in Egyptian theology. Compare other sketches of Egyptian artefacts on folios 18 recto, 73 recto and 74 recto (D03850, D03908, D03909), and see also the contemporary Studies for Pictures sketchbook (Tate D04074, D04076; Turner Bequest LXIX 65a, 66a).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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