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AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE HATHOR AMULET

AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE HATHOR AMULET


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Faience: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1222952
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Unusual faience amulet depicting the head of Hathor. With bulging eyes, characteristic bovine ears and wearing a thick wig. 26th/30th Dynasty, 600-300 B.C. 1 inch high. Mounted. From an old New Jersey private collection, acquired in the 1960s. Hathor was a goddess of music, dance, foreign lands and fertility who helped women in childbirth.