Amulet of the head of Hathor
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, On top of mastaba G 7520 from debris
Overall: 1.8 x 1.9 x 0.5 cm (11/16 x 3/4 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Hathor head amulets were popular from the New Kingdom to the Greco-Roman period. Hathor, the goddess of love and protector of the dead, is shown as a woman with the ears of a cow, wearing a distinctive, heavy wig with the ends coiled into spirals. This very schematically rendered exampleis made of blue faience.
From Egypt, Giza, on top of mastaba G 7520, debris. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition