Head of Hathor or Apis

Egyptian
Late Period–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynast
760–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.300

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This bronze head of a cow or bull wearing a horned sun-disk and uraeus derives from a stuette of the goddess Hathor or, more likely, the Apis bull.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription