Amulet of Hathor
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 364
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1
Height x width: 1.2 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Only the head remains from this dark blue glazed faience amulet of the fertility goddess and protector of the deceased, Hathor. She wears her characteristic headgear of a heavy wig and crown topped by a solar disk and pair of horns.
From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (= pillared hall 27). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (found by M.Kh.); assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition