Amulet of the head of Hathor

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes (Deir el-Bahari), Temple of Mentuhotep

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.2 x 3.2 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

05.242

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of faience with heavy blue glaze. In the shape of the face of the goddess Hathor, shown frontally. Pierced at top for suspension. Edges chipped; upper left portion broken away and missing.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, Temple of Mentuhotep. 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.)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription