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Amulet of the head of Hathor

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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. This example is made of bright blue glazed...

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Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Egyptian, New Kingdom–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynast, 1550–30 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.635

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets