Amulet of a god

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 30
380–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, (Tanis) San el-Hagar

Dimensions

Height: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.628

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of silver, possibly depicting the god Horus in human form, shown in a seated pose with arms at his side, wearing the nemes crown with feathered (?) appendage or sun disc atop. Ring fashioned at back for suspension.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription