Faience Vessel Fragment depicting a Goddess on a Boat

Faience Vessel Fragment depicting a Goddess on a Boat

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, c. 1400 BC

Length: 7.4 cm; height: 6.4 cm

Collection of Werner Forman (1921-2010)

 

An Egyptian bright blue glazed composition vessel fragment, the outer curved wall section decorated with details in black showing a female deity, almost certainly Hathor, carrying a vertical sceptre, possibly a papyrus sceptre and a horizontal ankh seated inside a cabin on a sacred barque with water below. Behind her is a falcon-headed steering rudder .