Ageis of Hathor



Accession Number
BM60288
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Religious or cult object, Aegis
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 23.5mm | Width: 21.4mm | Depth: 12.2mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Hathor

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Description

This blue/green glazed composition amulet is in the form of the aegis of Hathor. It is double-sided and pierced longitudinally. It dates to the Third Intermediate Period and is on long-term loan from the British Museum who acquired it in 1837 from the dealer/auction house Phillips.

Bibliography

Andrews, Carol 1994. Amulets of ancient Egypt. London: The British Museum Press. [p. 20] Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 3] Ivanov, Sergej 2003. The Aegis in ancient Egyptian art: aspects of interpretation. In Hawass, Zahi and Lyla Pinch Brock (eds), Egyptology at the dawn of the twenty-first century: proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Egyptologists, Cairo, 2000 2, 332–339. Cairo; New York: American University in Cairo Press.

Last modified: 23 Oct 2020

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