Amulet of Hatmehyt
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, St. 7400
Height x width: 2.5 x 0.9 cm (1 x 3/8 in.), thickness 1.25cm
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The goddess Hatmehyt, “Foremost of the Fishes”, was the patron goddess of the city of Mendes. She is portrayed as a human woman wearing a heavy wig, with a fish on her head and hanging down her back. In this example, the head is missing.
From Giza. St. 7400. 1925: 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.
(Accession date: January 19, 2005)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition