Amulet of Hathor as a cow
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Object Place: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari, Temple of Mentuhotep
Overall: 2.1 x 1.5 cm (13/16 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet takes the form of a bronze plaque with an impressed design of a walking cow. Such amulets represent the goddess of love and fertility, Hathor, in her bovine form. In this form, Hathor was also a protector of the deceased in the necropolis.
From the temple of Mentuhotep, Deir el-Bahari. 1904: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
(Accession date: January 1, 1905)
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