RARE ANTIQUE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN Goddess Sculpture of Hathor Cow 1390–1352 B.c

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Seller: egy.antique (159) 100%, Location: Luxor, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232742302221 RARE ANTIQUE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN Goddess Sculpture of Hathor Cow 1390–1352 B.CAbout The Object: Hathor was one of the most popular goddesses in all of Egypt and enjoyed a significant cult following throughout history. Through this, she also evolved into several goddesses with distinguishing functions and associations. She is often depicted as either a woman with the head of cow, or a woman with two curled cow’s horns that hold between them a solar disc and the uraeus. She is sometimes depicted as a hippopotamus, a falcon, a cobra or a lioness but not as frequently as a cow. Her symbols include the sistrum, the horns and sun disk headdress, a papyrus reed, a menat (a ritual necklace symbolizing rebirth with percussive properties) and mirrors. Her name can also be spelled as Het-Hert, Hetheru or Hathoor. Her names means “the house of Horus” referring to the sky, Horus’ dwelling and the royal family of pharaoh. She is the daughter of the Sun god Ra and the sky goddess Nut, and is believed to be one of the Eyes of Ra, who brought destruction to humankind in the form of the goddess Sekhmet. In many stories, Hathor is the wife of Horus the elder and mother of Horus the younger and Ihy (god of music and dancing). Because of her popularity, she is associated with several other goddesses especially in function and features. It is sometimes believed that all the other goddesses were forms of her. She can be a sun-goddess, a sky goddess, a moon goddess, goddess of the west and the east, goddess of fertility, goddess of moisture, goddess of fertility, goddess of agriculture and even a goddess of the underworld. Because of this, she acquired quite a number of different title. However, strictly speaking, Hathor is the goddess of beauty, music, dance, joy, motherhood and love. She was considered as a protective goddess of the women especially the pregnant ones thus linking her to the mother of the pharaoh. Height: 9.0 inch / 23 cmBottom Diameter: 7.87 inch / 20 cmOrigin: Egypt Origin: Egypt Condition: “As Shown In Pictures”, Provenance: Luxor, Material: Stone

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