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Plaster head of Hathor: E.GA.3072.1943

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Plaster head of Hathor




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.

Measurements and weight

Length: 17 cm
Width: 18 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, R. G. (Major)


Ptolemaic period
Circa -332 - Circa -30

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.3072.1943
Primary reference Number: 57502
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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