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Fragment

Fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)
    Deir el-Bahari (found)

  • Date:

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

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed composition

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

  • Museum number:

    1228-1904

  • 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

Corner fragment of a glazed composition plaque. The front has been coated in blue glaze, over which stripes of black glaze have ben painted. The reverse is unglazed.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)
Deir el-Bahari (found)

Date

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

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Glazed composition

Dimensions

Width: 4.5 cm, Height: 4 cm

Object history note

Found at Deir el-Bahari, 1903-4 excavation season.

Descriptive line

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

Labels and date

Historic display label:

FRAGMENTS FROM DEIR EL-BAHRI
XVIIIth Dynasty (about 1450-1200 B.C.)
Nos. 1-3, 5-25 given by the Egypt Exploration Fund
No. 4 given by Somers Clarke, Esq. []

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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