Female votive figurine - 910X269.366_1

910X269.366_1

Female votive figurine

Medium:Glazed composition (faience)
Geography: Probably from Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1069 BC
Period: 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
Dimensions:
5.6 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm
Object number: 910X269.366
Not on view
Description

Small naked female figurines in bright blue faience were among the commonest offerings made in the Hathor shrine at Deir el Bahari.  They were appropriate offerings to the goddess Hathor as goddess of fertility. Like most other examples, this figurine was broken at the torso; we suspect that they were broken in the course of a ritual at the shrine.


Collection:
Egypt
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