domingo, 17 de abril de 2016

Fertility figure

Fertility figure
In clearing the temple of Hatshepsut of the 18th Dynasty, the Egypt Exploration Fund discovered large numbers of votive offerings placed as prayers or thanks to the goddess Hathor. The majority of these offerings seem to have been made by women, and were probably intended to guarantee fertility and safe birth. This figure is in the blue faience often used to make amulets, and is without feet.
Present location NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND [30/002] DUBLIN ...
Inventory number 1904:527
Dating 18TH DYNASTY
Archaeological Site DEIR EL-BAHARI
Category FIGURINE/STATUETTE
Material FAIENCE
Technique PRESSED IN A FORM/MODEL ?

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