Amulet of the head of Hathor
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, South of G 7146 and G 7144
Overall: 0.9 x 1.5 cm (3/8 x 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, the top of which is now missing, is made of blue faience. The details are faint under glaze. There is a ring on the back for for suspension.
From Egypt, Giza, debris of railroad dump, VII, South of mastaba G 7146 and 7144. 1927: 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition