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Amulet of Hathor as a cow

Hathor in the form of a cow with tall headdress; corroded; suspension hoop on back missing.


From el-Kurru, tomb Ku 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: April 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Object Place for Label


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets