Jar (Forgery)



Pottery jar, moulded with four heads of deities: 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. One of several examples that were collected by Sir Henry Wellcome without archaeological provenance and all probably a forgeries by the same maker. Further research is required. Purchased at Sotheby & Co., London, lot 149, 10 December 1931.