Fragment with Hathor(?)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Dendara, Animal Catacombs

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

98.1114

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

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 element of a cosmetic or musical item.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription