Face of Hathor or Bat

Egyptian
Late–Roman Imperial Period
760 B.C.–337 A.D.


Place of Origin: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.5 x 4.1 cm (1 3/8 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1597

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

Fragment of Hathor face made of faience with blue-green glaze. A flat human face with cow’s ears, fetish of Hathor. The nose and ears are chipped. It is broken at the neck.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way