Votive Relief

Date: Ptolemaic Period (ca. 305-30 BC)
Maker: Egyptian
Medium: Limestone
Dimensions: 3 H x 3 ¾ W x ¼ Diam.
Credit: Gift of Heinrich Medicus
Accession Number: 2013.1.27
This small square of limestone shows an image of a goddess. She wears a divine wig and headband but no crown to identify her.Such small carvings are known from a number of examples dating to late in Egyptian history.Some scholars have suggested they were used as sculptors' studies, while others believe they were used as temple offerings.