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  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)
    Deir el-Bahari (found)

  • Date:

    c.1550 BC - c.1077 BC (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed composition

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This piece was one of many items deposited during the New Kingdom at the mortuary temple of Deir el-Bahari, as a votive offering in the Hathor shrine within the temple complex. The turquoise colour typical of glazed composition was considered appropriate for this goddess, one of whose Epithets was 'Lady of Turquoise'.

Physical description

Fragment of a blue glazed composition moulded figurine in the form of a nude female. Only the top half is preserved. The figure stands with arms by her sides, and a tripartite wig painted in black.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)
Deir el-Bahari (found)


c.1550 BC - c.1077 BC (made)



Materials and Techniques

Glazed composition


Height: 3.5 cm, Width: 2.5 cm

Object history note

Found at Deir el-Bahari, 1904-5 excavation season.

Descriptive line

Fragment of a female figurine, blue and black glazed composition, Deir el-Bahari, Egypt, New Kingdom

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

G. Pinch, Votive Offerings to Hathor (Oxford: Griffith Institute, 1993): 205-6


Ceramics Collection

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