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amulet

a charm worn by the living or placed on a mummy to ward off evil spirits or bring good luck

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Amulet in the Form of a Cow
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The gold cow might have been used as an amulet or a piece of inlay. Attached to its neck is a sistrum, which is a musical rattle and symbol of the goddess Hathor. In Ancient Egypt, the cow is Hathor's sacred animal. Hathor is the goddess of beauty, music, goodness, and maternity. Many temples, chapels, and statues were made in her honor.

Dimensions:  Length 4 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Hammering

Style:

Old Kingdom

Materials:

Gold
Type Type

Type:

Amulet
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Location: 

Egyptian Museum
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Created: 

Old Kingdom

Acquired: 

1903 AD
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