Amulet of Hathor (?)

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, room IV

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 2.3 cm (1/2 x 7/8 in.) Overall: 1.1 x 11.5 cm (7/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

29.2643

Medium or Technique

Gold Foil

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Two gold sheet amulets; one of a deity, possibly Hathor. The other is a amulet with a suspension ring; crushed flat, faint design.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) room IV . 1929 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition