Amulet of Hathor

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, East of Pyramid I-b, St. G 700

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.2585

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Only the upper half remains from this blue-green 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.

Provenance

From Giza, east of Pyramid I-b, St. G 7000. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: January 14, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition