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Amulet of the head of Hathor

Hathor head amulets were popular from the New Kingdom to the Greco-Roman period. Hathor, the goddess of love and protector of the dead, is usually shown as a woman with the ears of a cow, wearing a distinctive, heavy wig with the ends coiled into spirals. In this case, made of bright blue glazed...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bahari. 1906: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over 1906. (Accession date: October 11, 1906)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bahari, Egypt

Accession Number

06.2464

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets