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African ➔ Black-top Redware Vessel, Nile Silt

Identifier:
112773
Description:
Black-topped redware vessel. The body is wide-mouthed, rounded and tapered at the base.

Throughout their history, ancient Egyptians typically left votive offerings, or gifts, for their gods. The goddess Hathor dominated the areas of domesticity, music, and love. Her followers might leave her fertility figurines, musical instruments, amulets, or jewelry. After the Late Period (664-332 B.C.E.), bronze votive offerings became more common. The divine family of Isis, Osiris, and Horus is well represented in this collection.
Date:
4000 CE – 3600 BCE
Materials:
Ceramic (redware), Nile Silt, Ceramic
Dimensions:
7.25" h
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Purchase
Exhibits/Programs
Mysteries of Egypt (November 21 1999 – March 26 2000)
Mysteries of Egypt was a traveling exhibit organized by the Canadian Museum of Civilization in the 1990s.  It featured authentic and reproduction artifacts from ancient Egypt.

Egypt (2015 – 2016)
GRPM produced Egypt exhibit
Maker/Donor
American Can Company
The American Can Company was located in Chicago, Illinois.