Part of a headdress from a figurine

Egyptian
Late–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)
760–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

86.293

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This sun disc and horns derive from the headdress of a bronze figurine of a goddess, either Hathor or more likely Isis.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription