Amulet of the head of Hathor
Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 27
Overall: 2.6 x 2 cm (1 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Amulets of the head of the fertility goddess Hathor were popular items in both Egyptian and Nubian burials. This two-sided amulet of hollow sheet gold shows the goddess with her usual attributes of a pair of horns, and heavy wig. Details are incised. On the reverse is the djed pillar, symbol of stabililty, and a hoop for suspension.
From Nuri, pyramid 27 (tomb of Queen Madiken). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920).
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition