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Amulet of Hathor as a cow

Egyptian blue amulet of Hathor in the form of a cow with upturned horns and solar disk and a large lotus blossom around her neck; pierced for suspension.

Provenance

By 1978: Mrs. Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer December 1, 1978.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

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

Accession Number

1978.527

Medium or Technique

Calcium copper tetrasilicate ("Egyptian Blue")

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets