Hathor Obelisk - 6.5"
An obelisk is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape or pyramidion at the top. These statues were erected to commemorate the dead and to honor the ancient Kings, Gods and Goddesses. This obelisk features the goddess Hathor and hieroglyphic script on all four sides. It is a polymer resin that is hand painted. Handmade in Egypt! Shipped in a box with a hieroglyphic design--perfect for gifting!
Height: 6.5 inches
Hathor was a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion who played a wide variety of roles. She was one of several goddesses who acted as the Eye of Ra, Ra's feminine counterpart, and in this form, she had a vengeful aspect that protected him from his enemies. Her beneficent side represented music, dance, joy, love, sexuality and maternal care, and she acted as the consort of several male deities and the mother of their sons. These two aspects of the goddess exemplified the Egyptian conception of femininity. Hathor crossed boundaries between worlds, helping deceased souls in the transition to the afterlife.