Mon. May 23rd, 2022
Statue of Hathor Protecting Psamtik

This schist statue depicts Psamtik standing in a posture of prayer, with the seal of his profession as chief scribe hanging from his neck.

He is standing beneath the figure of a cow representing the goddess Hathor. She was the goddess of love, music, and motherhood. Here Hathor wears her usual crown of the sun disk, with two tall feathers inserted between her horns and the uraeus, or rearing cobra.

Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC. From the Tomb of Psamtik, Saqqara. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 38927

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