About this object

Ceramic representation of a woman lying on a bed with 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
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1069 BC after
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    20th Century early
  • Measurements
    170 mm x 75 mm x 55 mm
  • Related people

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Events

  • Mummies and Treasures from the Graves

    Start date: 1991-07-10
    End date: 1991-07-10
    Description: An exhibition held at Yong-In Farmland, South Korea, 20 km south of Seoul.

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Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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