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Oblong Plaque with Figure of a Cow

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Alabaster
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • PERIOD New Kingdom, or Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/8 x 11/16 x 4 3/8 in. (15.5 x 1.7 x 11.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Oblong Plaque with Figure of a Cow. Alabaster, 6 1/8 x 11/16 x 4 3/8 in. (15.5 x 1.7 x 11.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 11.669. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.11.669_front.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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