Relief Depicting Egyptian God Tutu

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 12 November 2017
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This ancient Egyptian relief dates from c. 100 CE and depicts Tutu. (He was known as "Tithoes" in Greek.) Tutu was an ancient Egyptian god that first rose in popularity in the Late Period (c. 664 BCE–c. 332 BCE). While ancient Egyptians believed Tutu was the son of Neith—a fearsome goddess—Tutu nonetheless provided protection from demons and helped people in the ancient Egyptian afterlife. The god's iconography is anthropomorphic. (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 12). Relief Depicting Egyptian God Tutu. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7608/relief-depicting-egyptian-god-tutu/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Relief Depicting Egyptian God Tutu." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 12, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7608/relief-depicting-egyptian-god-tutu/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Relief Depicting Egyptian God Tutu." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Nov 2017. Web. 22 Oct 2021.