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


Findspot: Egypt, Dendara, Animal catacombs

Dimensions

Overall: 18.5 x 3.3 cm (7 5/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1108

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Cylindrical object, broken half lengthwise and burnt. Inscribed down one side with epithet/prayer to Hathor. Orginally read as including name of priestess “Hemukau”, but may be part of indicipherable inscription instead. (See object for sheet with transcription)

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