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Amulet of the head of Hathor

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Blue glaze. Figure of Hathor head, broken off at neck. Suspesion ring in middle of headdress.

Provenance

From Deir-el-Bahari. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom or Late Period, 1550–343 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bahari, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.8 x 4.3 cm (1 1/2 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.912

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets