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Egyptian Faience Amulet of Hathor / 24K Gold Pin

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664 to 525 BCE. A beautiful mold-formed, turquoise-hued faience amulet depicting Hathor, the goddess of music, love, dance, and motherhood, and one of the oldest Egyptian deities dating back to the Old Kingdom period (ca. 2686 to 2181 BCE). The goddess presents with elegant features such as almond-shaped eyes with elongated corners, a tapering facial structure, a petite nose, full lips, and slender bovine-form ears, all framed within a tripartite wig below a semicircular broad collar. The amulet is mounted within a modern, form-fitting 24K gold setting with a pair of slender pins attached to an adjustable bracket. A gorgeous and wearable example of fine Egyptian artistry! Custom wooden display stand included. Size: 1.375" W x 1.7" H (3.5 cm x 4.3 cm); 3" H (7.6 cm) on included custom stand; quality of gold: 24K; total weight: 15.6 grams.

For a stylistically-similar, green-hued example of Hathor made for a sistrum, please see The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 26.7.987: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/550961

Condition: Wearable as shown. Faience amulet is ancient, and 24K gold setting is modern. Small chips to nose, base, and peripheries, light fading to turquoise coloration, and some darkened areas. Light patina to gold components.

Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s

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