Timeless are pleased to offer this fine condition late-period Egyptian Amulet, dating from 664 -332 B.C.E.
The ancient Egyptian goddess, Hathor, was considered to be the primeval mother from whom all other Egyptian gods derived. She was often depicted as a cow, or with the head of a cow - or as in this piece, as a woman with the ears of a cow.
Hathor was also closely associated with the sky goddess, Mehet-Weret, whose name means "Great Flood" and who was thought to bring the inundation of the Nile River which fertilized the land.
Cast in bronze and measuring around 3.5cm, this little amulet would have originally been mounted on furniture, or possibly a chariot, and was thought to bring joy, celebration, and love.
Hathor was associated with Aphrodite by the Greeks and with Venus by the Romans.
Now available in the Timeless Galleries.
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HATHOR AMULET
Acquired by Timeless on the UK antiquities market, 2019. Previously forming part of the Igor Karmiloff Collection (1915 - 2016), UN economist and author of Flashback, Icons of Impermanence. Originally acquired in the 1950s to early 1960s.