Part of a Bowl Inscribed for Amunhotep III and His Chief Queen, Tiye
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
When complete, this bowl had several frontal cow-eared female faces flanked by cats. Although in this case both faces and cats were probably intended as symbols of the goddess Hathor, these motifs later came to be related to other goddesses as well. Ritual vessels with such decoration may have held intoxicants, to be ingested during certain festivals for the goddess.
Egyptian alabaster (calcite), traces of gilding
ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E.
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Fragment from the rim of an alabaster bowl; in relief, portions of a Hathor head flanked by seated cat. Traces of gilding.
Condition: Preserved portion in good condition.
This item is not on view
Part of a Bowl Inscribed for Amunhotep III and His Chief Queen, Tiye, ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster (calcite), traces of gilding, 3 7/8 x 2 9/16 in. (9.9 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.41. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.41_PS9.jpg)
overall, 16.41_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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