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Amulet of the head of Hathor

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Rectangular plaque of blue-green faience with both sides decorated. A Hathor-headed sistrum appears on one side flanked by two uraei at bottom, while the opposite side carries a cross and scroll design. Pierced.


By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom(?), 1539–1075 B.C.


Length x width x height: 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets