Hathor head mask votive - 910X269.311_1


Hathor head mask votive

Medium:Glazed composition (faience)
Geography: Probably from Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 1559-1069 BC
Period: 18th-20th Dynasty, New Kingdom
3 x 2.4 x 1 cm
Object number: 910X269.311
Not on view

Hathor head mask votive broken off at base of chin with big sections of each side broken off.  The face is triangular with small cow's ears drawn on the sides of the head. The head has a Hathor scroll wig with curl at the base. A piece of a column with vertical stripes is preserverd on one side. The top is flat originally forming a sort of modius headress. Although modelled in relief, this piece is conceived of in two dimensions and hence is considered a mask.

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