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Limestone relief of Hathor as a cow-headed woman from the temple of Hathor at Tarraneh (Terenuthis), Kom Abu Billo in the western Delta - Dating to the Ptolemaic Period, King Ptolemy I Soter 305-285 BC.
Hathor is usually depicted as a cow
or a woman with cow's ears. The three pieces of
relief are form a temple wall and are carved in low relief depicting a standing
figure of the goddess wearing a head-dress of the sun disk, cow's horns and
uraei and holding a sceptre in her right 'hand.' In the bottom left
corner is a sistrum, the rattle which was held by priestesses of Hathor in
festivals and processions.