Nourishment, protection, motherhood, nursing
This is the goddess Hathor in her bovine form. Inspired by the close bond between mother cow and calf in nature, the Egyptians believed Hathor protected and nourished those in need.
This limestone statue fragment is part of the collection at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology in Liverpool, and is currently on display in the galleries (accession number E.66). It shows Hathor in her bovine form wearing a crown of horns and sun-disk, and she has hieroglyphic inscriptions around her head. She has, unfortunately, suffered damage to her nose at some point, but I don’t feel it detracts from her beauty. She was excavated by John Garstang at Esna in Upper Egypt and dates to the reign of Ramesses IV, who reigned 1155–1149 BC.
- Fridge magnets are miniature mounted prints with a magnet on the back, and measure 13 cm × 10 cm
- They’re printed and mounted by a Liverpool-based independent art printer
- They’re printed on a baryta paper, using pigment inks. Both paper and ink are of archival quality, meaning they’ll last much longer than normal photographic prints
- Fridge magnets are posted are posted next working day. Items out of stock can be purchased, but take about a week to come back from the printers before being posted out to you
- Outside the UK is dependent on international delivery times
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