About this object

Fragment of a green glazed faience bracelet given as a votive offering for the goddess Hathor. Around the outside a band of black painted hieroglyphs with the cartouche of Twosret. Broken from two pieces and mended.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Sinai: Serabit el-Khadim
  • Date made
    1186 BC about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1905
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Sinai: Serabit el-Khadim
  • Date collected
    1905
  • Measurements
    27 mm x 66 mm x 8 mm
  • Note
    Presented by the Egypt Exploration Fund following Petrie's 1904-1905 excavations at Serabit el-Khadim, one of the main copper mining regions for ancient Egypt. There was a temple for Hathor ('Hathor mistress of turquoise') built in the Middle Kingdom (about 2025-1700 BC) and still important in the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC) as attested by private and royal stelae and many hundreds of votive offerings left on the floor of the temple sanctuary.
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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