Historical period(s)
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1550-1307 BCE)
Faience (glazed composition)
H x W: 5.8 x 4.8 cm (2 5/16 x 1 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Egypt, Hathor, New Kingdom (ca. 1539 - 1075 BCE), plant

To 1907
Unidentified owner, Egypt, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Egypt from an unidentified owner in 1907 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2318, as well as Reserved Pottery List, R. 5567, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. One of a lot of seventy-two fragments.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Elizabeth T. Riefstahl. Ancient Egyptian Glass and Glazes in the Brooklyn Museum. Wilbour monographs, 1 Brooklyn. .
  • Alexander Kaczmarczyk, Robert E. M. Hedges. Ancient Egyptian Faience: An Analytical Survey of Egyptian Faience from Predynastic to Roman Times. Warminster, England. .
  • Jean Pierre Corteggiani, Jean - Francois Gout. L'Egypte des pharaons au Musee du Caire [The Egypt of the Pharoahs at the Cairo Museum]., rev. ed. Paris. cat. 51, pp. 90-91.
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Dr. Pamela Vandiver, Angela J. Milward. Egypt's Golden Age: The Art of Living in the New Kingdom, 1558-1085 B.C. Exh. cat. Boston, February 3, 1982 - January 2, 1983. cats. 139-144, pp. 143-45.
  • Arielle P. Kozloff, Betsy Morrell Bryan, Lawrence Michael Berman, Elizabeth Delange. Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World. Exh. cat. Bloomington, IN and Cleveland, July 1, 1992 - May 31, 1993. cats. 108-109, pp. 407-408.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resources
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