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A faience plaque, unglazed, with the head and forequarters of a cow in relief. While it is possible that this is a fragment broken off from a larger piece, the consistency with the thickness may suggest that it was intended as an amulet. The cow likely represents Hathor, a nurturing goddess whose qualities were represented in her cow form. Purchased by Wellcome in 1931 from the collection of Madame M. Charles K. Sursock.


Andrews, Carol 1994. Amulets of ancient Egypt. London: The British Museum Press.

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