Sherd of a pottery vessel
- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Death (ground floor), Domestic piety case
- Object Type
- New Kingdom to Graeco-Roman Period
- Pottery (Marl)
- Preserved height: 98mm | Height in stance: 97mm | Maximum diameter: 110mm | Rim diameter: 110mm
- Number of Elements
- Divine Name
This object is part of a pottery vessel showing a cow's head to represent the goddess Hathor. Such vases seem to have been used from the Middle Kingdom to contain wine or milk. Festivals of Hathor often contained an element of drunkenness but on many temple estates cows were kept to produce holy milk. It dates from the New Kingdom to the Graeco-Roman Period. Purchased by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1906 from the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell.
- Munsell Chart reading
10YR 6/3 pole brown.
Pudleiner, Resző 2001. Hathor on the Thoth Hill. Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 57, 239–245.
- Other Identity
- W1072 (previous number) | 27 (printed on a rectangular serrated label, which has been crossed out)
- Last modified: 18 Apr 2022