Egypt, New Kingdom, ca. 1500 BCE. A stunning repousse rendering of Hathor, the goddess of music, love, dance, and motherhood, and one of the oldest Egyptian deities dating back to the Old Kingdom period (ca. 2686 to 2181 BCE) finely rendered from 20K+ gold sheet. The goddess' visage presents with elegant features such as almond-shaped eyes with elongated canthi, a broad nose, full lips, delicate pointed chin, and slender bovine-form ears, all framed by a tripartite wig above a semicircular broad collar. A beautiful talisman from ancient Egypt. Gold quality: 89.5% gold, equivalent to over 20K. Size: 2" W x 2.375" H (5.1 cm x 6 cm); 3.625" H (9.2 cm) on included custom stand. Weight: 1.7 grams.
Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex D.K. collection, New York, USA, acquired in 2000s
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Expected minute tears and losses commensurate with age. This said, the details of the visage are still strong. Gold has developed a warm patina.