Bowl rim fragment - 907.18.233_1


Bowl rim fragment

Medium:Glazed composition (faience)
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1295 BC
Period: 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
5.4 x 19.05 cm
Object number: 907.18.233
Not on view
DescriptionFaience bowls are common dedications to Hathor at sites such as Deir el-Bahri. They were presumably used to make votive offerings to the goddess.  The interior of this bowl is decorated with lotus flowers, symbolic of regeneration and rebirth. On the exterior under the rim are found a series of running spirals, recalling Minoan motifs. 
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1905-1907
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