Statue of the Goddess Hathor with Amenhotep II

Artefact Details

Gallery number: 12 – Ground Floor

Period: New Kingdom

Dynasty: 18th Dynasty, Reigns of Thutmosis III (1479-1425 BC) – Amenhotep II (1425-1400 BC)

Size: Height: 225 cm, Lenght: 227 cm

Place of discovery: Deir el Bahari – Temple of Thutmosis III (Thebes West)

Material: Painted sandstone

The goddess Hathor like cow protects king Amenhotep II, son and successor of Thutmosis III who stands below her neck: the cow is surrounded by papyrus stems and wears the Hathoric horns with the solar disk with two short plumes and the uraeus (cobra).