Amulet of the head of Hathor

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes (Deir el- Bahari)

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.3 x 2.5 cm (1 5/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

05.248

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of dark blue glazed faience. Shaped as the face of the goddess Hathor on front; back flat. Facial details not very distinct.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, Temple of Mentuhotep. 1904: excavated by Edouard Naville for 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