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Votive Hathor head

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Schematically modeled head from a Hathor figure. It is made of red clay. The facial features are applied. There are traces of color (slip) on the surface. The surface is deteriorated.

Provenance

From Thebes (Deir El-Bahri). 1904: Excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1905: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

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Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.8 x 4.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

05.249

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture