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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.


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.

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Medium or Technique

Calcium copper tetrasilicate ("Egyptian Blue")


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets