Hathor headed crystal pendant

Unknown743 B.C. - 712 B.C.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, MA, United States

Amuletic ornaments of precious metals and semi-precious stones were worn suspended form the neck. Among these ornaments are two of clear quartz that probably contained substances believed to be magical.


  • Title: Hathor headed crystal pendant
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 743 B.C. - 712 B.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: w33 x h54 mm
  • Type: Jewelry / Adornment-Pendants
  • Rights: Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.
  • External Link: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/hathor-headed-crystal-pendant-143587
  • Medium: Gold, rock crystal
  • Period, era, dynasty, reign: Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy)
  • City, state, country: el-Kurru, Sudan

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