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Shrine Shaped Plaque
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Shrine Shaped Plaque


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This unusual faience pectoral has scenes carved on the front face, the back is blank. In the top register two worshippers in short kilts stand before a table of offerings set before the seated Osiris; in the bottom register, a man stands in a boat while another poles it along. Birds are perched on the papyrus blossoms at either end of the craft. The combination of the motifs, the style of the figures, and the unfunctional holes on the back indicate that this object was produced in the late 19th or early 20th century.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Hadji Mohassab, Luxor [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 19th-20th century
Medium
Egyptian faience with blue glaze
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.90
Measurements
H: 3 1/8 x W: 2 1/4 x D: 3/16 in. (7.99 x 5.66 x 0.54 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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