User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Votive bowl

Start collecting

Found in a chapel of the workmen's village at Amarna, this pottery bowl has a sinusoidal rim and a figure of a snake carved in the bottom. The snake is associated with the goddess Renenutet.

Provenance

From Tell el-Amarna, chapel of workmen's village. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; by 1993: collection of the Toledo Museum of Art; 1993: purchased from Sotheby's, New York; 1997: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund through Peter Lacovara.

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Lacovara

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, 1353–1336 B.C.

Findspot

el-Amarna (Akhetaten), Egypt

Object Place for Label

el-Amarna (Akhetaten), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 10 x 24 cm (3 15/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1997.275

Medium or Technique

Pottery (marl clay ware)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels