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Relief of a "God's Wife" and the Goddess Hathor

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The relief shows Hathor, right, offering the symbol of life to a priestess who has been appointed to the position of "God's Wife" in the temple of Amen at Karnak. The right edge of the relief is finished and it evidently represents one of the four faces of a pillar. The relief was broken into...

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Ex-Altounian Collection, Macon, France. By 1981: with Jaques Chalmin, Paris; 1981: purchased by the MFA from Jacques Chalmin, Paris.

Credit Line

Egyptian Special Purchase Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–26, 760–525 B.C.


Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width: 53.8 x 51 cm (21 3/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief