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The frontally rendered bust of a goddess with sun-disk and cow's horns appears against a blue enamel background. The goddess supports her breasts with her hands. The parallel example shows only the goddess's head and crown. (Sudan catalogue) Gold. Disc with dot border and relief. Hathor head in...

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From Meroe, Western Cemetery, Tomb Beg. W 165 B, over mastaba/thieves' debris. January 1, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1923: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 50–10 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Diameter: 1.45 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel


The Ancient World


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