Ancient Egyptian stone vessel with relief of the goddess Hathor. Eroded chip on one side, with a hairline. Dates to the New Kingdom period, Nubian; many of the collectors pieces were from this region. Has a Cartouche on the back however the hieroglyphs don’t translate.The inscription is most certainly a forgery, scratched into the surface in modern times by someone who did not really understand the language. The glyphs do not mean anything as written. Moreover, the glyphs change direction in the center. The glyphs were probably intended to be read as the standard offering formula. The vase has some black residue on the rim. Measure 5 inches high.
Provenance: Gustave Jéquier Collection, The late Bill Jamieson.