Metropolitan Museum of Art Cast Collection
 

Description

Plaster cast of a relief depicting the Goddess Hathor in human form. Further information forthcoming.

Publication Date

1978

Type of Artwork

Relief

Time Period/Geographical Region

Ancient Egypt

Height (cm/in)

88.9 cm / 35 in

Width (cm/in)

48.26 cm / 19 in

Depth (cm/in)

6.35 cm / 2.5 in

Disciplines

Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Sculpture

Comments

Unlike in the figure grouping with the government official Psamtik (location or collection number), where Hathor is depicted in animal form as a cow, here, the goddess of joy, love, and motherhood is depicted in human form. This is a relief sculpture, with the figure and hieroglyphics remaining attached, though raised above or carved into, the background surface.

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Goddess Hathor, Relief

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