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Amulet of the head of Hathor

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Amulet of dark blue glazed faience. Shaped as the face of the goddess Hathor on front; back flat. Facial details not very distinct.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, Temple of Mentuhotep. 1904: excavated by Edouard Naville for 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 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Thebes (Deir el- Bahari), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.3 x 2.5 cm (1 5/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

05.248

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets