This small terracotta votive statue of the cow goddess Hathor, who represented fertility, is painted with blue and white pigment against the natural color of the molded earthenware. The sun disk is depicted above her head, a reference to her role as a personification of the sky.


  • Title: Votive to Hathor
  • Date Created: c. 2000 BC
  • Type: sculpture
  • Medium: terracotta, pigment
  • Culture: Egyptian
  • Credit Line: Gift, Dr. Levi W. Mengel

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