Woman Suckling an Infant

Unidentified Ancient Egyptian maker


Ramesside Period (1292-1069 BCE)


Overall: 3 9/16 × 2 1/2 in. (9 × 6.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Emily Howe Hitchcock, Class of 1872HW



Place Made: Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa


2000-1000 BCE

Object Name


Research Area

Ancient Egypt


Not on view

Published References

Miriam Tadmor, “Female Cult Figures in Late Canaan and Early Israel: Archaeological Evidence,” pp. 139-74 in Studies in the Period of David and Solomon and other Essays, ed. Tomoo Ishida (Winona Lakes, IN: Eisenbrauns).


Collected by Mary Maynard Hitchcock (1834-1887) and Hiram Hitchcock (1832-1900, Class of 1872H), in Egypt (possibly from a dealer in Alexandria or Cairo), about 1867-68; bequeathed to his second wife, Emily Howe Hitchcock (1852-1912), Hanover, New Hampshire, 1900; bequeathed to present collection, 1912.

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