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Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)
    Deir el-Bahari (found)

  • Date:

    c. 1550 BC - c. 1077 BC

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed composition, moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

  • Museum number:

    1209A-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

Blue glazed composition moulded figurine in the form of a nude female, with a wig, standing with hands at her sides. The bottom half of the figurine has broken away.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)
Deir el-Bahari (found)

Date

c. 1550 BC - c. 1077 BC

Materials and Techniques

Glazed composition, moulded

Dimensions

Height: 3 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Female figurine, blue 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): 206

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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