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Amulet of Hathor

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The fertility goddess and protectot of the necropolis Hathor was a popular subject for funerary amulets in both Egypt and Nubia. This example, stamped in repoussé relief in gold leaf, shows the goddess standing, in profile. She is recognizable by the bovine head and horned headdress.


From Giza, G 7661 A, room 7. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Excavation date: April 27, 1929)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C


Giza, Egypt


Height: 2.6 cm (1 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets