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Fragments of the great pectoral of Hathor

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Ninety-four pieces of red, blue, and white glass.

Provenance

From Dendara, catacombs of sacred animals, found in a jar of Roman date. 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, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Dimensions

3-4 cm each

Accession Number

98.1100

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pectorals