The Statue of Nephthys
The large statue of the Goddess Nephthys, the God of Divine Assistance was situated in the inner sanctum of the Egyptian temple. The statue of Nephthys would have been depicted with the body of a man / woman and the head of Falcon or Vulture. This sacred statue, in the dwelling place of the God, was the embodiment of Nephthys. Food and drink would be offered to the God. The High Priest of Nephthys, would conduct ceremonies and offer prayers and incantations but there was another important priest, called the Medjty, who was responsible for the toiletries. The statue of Nephthys would have been washed and oiled. The statue was then dressed in fine linen and eye make-up, powder and rouge was applied and sacred oil rubbed on the forehead of the statue. The statue of Nephthys, with its head of the Falcon or Vulture, was only seen by ordinary Egyptians at important festivals when the effigy was paraded in magnificent processions.