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Amulets 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 shown as a woman with the ears of a cow, wearing a distinctive, heavy wig with the ends coiled into spirals. These three amulets are made of green glazed...

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Provenance

From Semna, S 563, 2E. 1924: 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: March 15, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

27.908a-c

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets