This beautiful wood sculpture of the ancient Egyptian goddess, Hathor in her cow form, uses fine line engraving to magnify the warmth and protective properties of the ancient Egyptian Goddess Hathor, the goddess of the sky, women, fertility and love. It is finished with light brown paint for full protection.
Hathor is considered one of the most revered and holy gods in Ancient Egyptian mythology as she was the mother of the mighty god Horus and the sun god Ra, both of whom were directly attached to the kingship, thus, she was the symbolic mother of the pharaohs. Her calm yet endearing gaze is found commonly only art all throughout ancient Egypt
The Ancient Egyptians were polytheists but there were a handful of mighty gods that were held to a higher esteem and revered more fervently. The goddess Hathor was among these powerful gods. The worship of Hathor began around 3000 BC and many temples were erected in her honor.