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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:

    1225-1904

  • 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

Fragment of a glazed composition plaque. The front surface is coated with a dark, blue-black glaze; the reverse and edges are coated with a coarse blue glaze.

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

Height: 7 cm, Width: 3 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Fragment of a votive tile, blue glazed composition, Deir el-Bahari, Egypt, New Kingdom

Labels and date

Found at Dair-el-Bahri during 1903-4 excavations. []

Categories

Africa

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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