Oblong Plaque with Figure of a Cow
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
New Kingdom, or Late Period
4 1/4 x 6 7/16 x 9/16 in. (10.8 x 16.3 x 1.5 cm)
6 1/8 x 11/16 x 4 3/8 in. (15.5 x 1.7 x 11.1 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Collection Fund
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Oblong Plaque with Figure of a Cow. Alabaster, 4 1/4 x 6 7/16 x 9/16 in. (10.8 x 16.3 x 1.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 11.669. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.11.669_front.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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Oblong alabaster plaque with figure of a cow lightly incised on face. Relief originally filled in with dark brown substance some of which remains in place. Probably connected with Hathor.
Purpose of object not evident; similar plaques have been found in foundation deposits. Also known as votive offerings.
Condition: Good, edges chipped, surface stained.
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