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Amulet of Hathor

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Only the head remains from this dark blue glazed faience amulet of the fertility goddess and protector of the deceased, Hathor. She wears her characteristic headgear of a heavy wig and crown topped by a solar disk and pair of horns.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (= pillared hall 27). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (found by M.Kh.); assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.2 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.999

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets