Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Foundation plaque for a temple dedicated to Hathor / Aphrodite at Cusae

Ptolemaic Period
Ptolemaic Dynasty
reign of Ptolemy IV Philopator
222–204 B.C.
From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Cusae (Qis)
H. 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.); W. 0.4 cm (3/16 in.); L. 10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
This tablet and one or possibly two others in different materials are known from the dedication of a shrine to Aphrodite Urania, in Egyptian "Hathor Who-is-in-Heaven," at Cusae by Ptolemy IV.
Purchased from Jerome Mallon,1948.

Hayes, William C. 1948. "A Foundation Plaque of Ptolemy IV." In Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 34, pp. 114-115.

Fraser, Peter Marshall 1956. "A Temple of Hathor at Kusae." In Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 42, pp. 97-98.

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