Hathor head mask votive - 910X269.334_1

910X269.334_1

Hathor head mask votive

Medium:Glazed composition (faience)
Geography: Probably from Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1069 BC
Period: 18th-20th Dynasty, New Kingdom
Dimensions:
3.9 x 3 x 0.8 cm
Object number: 910X269.334
Not on view
DescriptionHathor head mask votive offering broken off at base of chin. The face is shown frontally and the goddess is depicted with cow rather than human ears. She wears a scroll wig with the curled end at each side of the face.  On top of the wig is a small modius made of vertical loops.  Although modelled in relief, this piece is conceived of in two dimensions and hence is considered a mask.
Collection:
Egypt
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