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.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1069 BC (Dynasty 19 BC - 20 BC)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Source currently unrecorded
  • Collector
    Not recorded
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1928 before
  • Measurements
    95 mm x 60 mm
  • Note
    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 the Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology excavations between 1905-14 at sites including Abydos, Esna and Meroe.
  • Related people
    Not recorded ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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