Hypocephalus Biscuit

Unidentified Ancient Egyptian maker

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Hemp, plaster, linen, and paint

Overall: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)

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

12.2.517

Geography

Place Made: Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa

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Research Area

Ancient Egypt

Africa

Not on view

Provenance

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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