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Fragment with Hathor(?)

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One charred ivory fragment with incised decoration possibly including the head of the goddess Hathor(?), as suggested by two areas of curled hair visible below the break at top. Beaded collar also represented. Curved shape of the fragment may suggest originally part of a handle or clapper...

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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 3.6 x 3 x 0.6 cm (1 7/16 x 1 3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.1114

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments