Amulet of Harpokrates

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


Object Place: Egypt, Tanis (San el-Hagar)

Dimensions

Height: 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.535

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of gray and red faience with most glaze worn off. Horus the Child, striding on a thin rectangular base. Shown characteristically naked with finger raised to mouth and a sidelock side lock of youth. Back of head broken.

Comprises a set with objects 85.533-85.534, 85.536-85.537.

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