About this object

Pottery representation of a woman lying on a bed holding a child. Figures such as this one were used as votive offerings in temples or as objects of worship in private homes, and expressed the desire for children and perhaps magically ensured rapid conception.

Original accession number unknown; part of a group of antiquities loaned to Rawtenstall Libraries and Museums collection in 1930 and returned in 1974. Much of this material was from Liverpool University excavations between 1905-14 at sites including Abydos, Esna and Meroe.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 - 1069 BC (Dynasty 19 - 20)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Source currently unrecorded
  • Collector
    Not recorded
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Before 1928
  • Measurements
    95 mm x 60 mm
  • Note
  • Related people
    Not recorded (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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