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Plaster head of Hathor


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Title/s

Plaster head of Hathor

Category

figure

Name

statue

Description

Hathor, head, part. This plaster head was probably used as a model. Hathor appears both as a cow and as a cow-headed human. Her face was used on a type of column within chapels and temples dedicated to her. Hathor, like Isis, was associated with the mother of the King of Egypt.

Field Collection

Egypt

Dimensions

length 17 cm
width 18 cm

Period

Ptolemaic period

Date

circa 332 B.C. — 30 B.C.

Provenance

bequeathed: Gayer-Anderson, R.G. (Major) 1943 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Material/s

plaster

Accession Number

E.GA.3072.1943 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 57502; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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