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Cylindrical object, broken half lengthwise and burnt. Inscribed down one side with epithet/prayer to Hathor. Orginally read as including name of priestess "Hemukau", but may be part of indicipherable inscription instead. (See object for sheet with transcription)


From Dendara, animal catacombs. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.


Dendara, Egypt

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The Ancient World


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