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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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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


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

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The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments