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Below, a faience (bluegreen ceramic paste) votive vulva and phallus found at a Hathor shrine at Deir el-Bahri in Egypt. Hathor was honored by the Egyptians as a goddess of procreation, love and sex by both women and men. Sometimes cowrie shells appear as votives, recalling the vulva shape. (cf. Plate 52.B. Geraldine Pinch. Votive Offerings to Hathor. Oxford. Griffiths Institute. Ashmolean Museum. 1993)