Amulet of the head of Hathor

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1539–1295/1292 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bahri

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.4 x 1 cm (9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.2493

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Small rectangular plaque, with head of Hathor on one side, with long locks at sides, curling at bottom. On the other side inscription as in sketch. The glaze is green, and the piece is pierced lengthwise for suspension.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bahari. 1906: excavated by W.F. Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription