Amulet of Horus

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period or later
About 1070–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1950

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of squatting, falcon-headed god probably represents Horus, because the god is shown wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, a usual attribute of Horus. It is crudely worked of deep blue-green faience and is bored through the headdress for suspension.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

(Accession date: June 28,1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way