8 June 2001
A FRAGMENTARY EGYPTIAN FAIENCE FIGURE
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty XXI-XXII, 1070-712 B.C.
Apple-green in color with the details in black glaze, preserving the head of a figure supporting a vessel on her shoulder, with the remains of a suspension loop at the back
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) high
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For the suggestion that these figures, created at Tanis, were offerings by mothers for successful deliveries, see Bulté, Talismans Égyptiens d'heureuse Maternité.
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