domingo, 14 de febrero de 2016

Hathor

Hathor
Fragment from a votive sacred rattle or 'sistrum' in faience, moulded on both sides as a female face with cow ears, denoting the goddess Hathor. The Hathor head formed the point between handle and loop of many sistra, as the instruments used to provide rhythmic accompaniment in temple ritual. Models in faience were placed as votive offerings in temples, and are often of high quality, as in this New Kingdom example from the principal Theban shrine of Hathor.
DEIR EL-BAHARI
Inventory number 1901:787
18TH DYNASTY
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND
 
 
 

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