Amulet of Hathor
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A
Height: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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The fertility goddess and protectot of the necropolis Hathor was a popular subject for funerary amulets in both Egypt and Nubia. This example, stamped in repoussé relief in gold leaf, shows the goddess standing, in profile. She is recognizable by the bovine head and horned headdress.
From Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) 1929: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition