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Amulet of Hathor

Only the upper half remains from this blue-green glazed faience amulet of the fertility goddess and protector of the deceased, Hathor. She wears her characteristic headgear of a heavy wig and crown topped by a solar disk and pair of horns.

Provenance

From Giza, east of Pyramid I-b, St. G 7000. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: January 14, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.2585

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets