Amulet of the head of Hathor
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Between G 7120 and G 7130
Height: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Hathor head amulets were popular from the New Kingdom to the Greco-Roman period. Hathor, the goddess of love and protector of the dead, is shown as a woman with the ears of a cow, wearing a distinctive, heavy wig with the ends coiled into spirals. This example is made of thickly glazed blue faience. The details are faint under glaze. The top is bored vertically for suspension.
From Giza, between G 7120 and G 7130. 1924: From Semna, S 563, 2E. 1924: 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition