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The 3,000 year old Cow Couch that JNB photographed emerging from Tutankhamen's Tomb in 1923 represented the ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor. The Hathor Cow was a goddess of love, happiness, music and the heavens, "whose speckled belly formed the starry sky," (Saqqara Online) Above, this reproduction of the ritual couch is exhibited online by the International Museum Institute of Texas.
The Cow is boxed while a crowd looks on: January 24, 1923
Armed guards escort the Hathor Cow: January 24, 1923