Head of a Female Figurine


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This hand-molded object was found in Christian homes, but works like this continue a long history of Egyptian fertility figures. Decorated wall niches, thought to be domestic shrines, were found in the houses of the site. This figurine might have been used in one as a votive offering. For unknown reasons, it appears to have been deliberately destroyed.

Head of a Female Figurine, Earthenware, pierced and slashed decoration, Coptic

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