Amulet of the head of Hathor

Egyptian
New Kingdom(?)
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1097

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Rectangular plaque of blue-green faience with both sides decorated. A Hathor-headed sistrum appears on one side flanked by two uraei at bottom, while the opposite side carries a cross and scroll design. Pierced.

Provenance

By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer