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Amulet of the head of Hathor

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AMulet of faience with heavy blue glaze. In the shape of the face of the goddess Hathor, shown frontally. Pierced at top for suspension. Edges chipped; upper left portion broken away and missing.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, Temple of Mentuhotep. 1904: 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. (Accession date: January 1, 1905.)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot

Thebes (Deir el-Bahari), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.2 x 3.2 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

05.242

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets