About this object

Potter jar moulded with four heads of deities, including two heads of Hathor, with her hair centrally parted and terminating in curls; and two heads between, possibly depicting Bat (?) with a long snout, slanting eyes and loop ears, wearing a centrally parted striated wig. Might be a forgery.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period (?)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
  • 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
    108 mm x 80 mm
  • Note
    Compare with the design of a basalt mortar of Late Period date, Christie's Antiquities (New York), 18th December 1996, lot 52 (page 27)
  • Related people


Previous owners

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